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Old 02-21-2007, 05:58 AM   #1
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using 2 DNS on the same server??


I have a small issue... I want to use my server as DNS server (both master and slave)
Should I do that, what are the negative/positive sides of that?

I am also going to install Cpanel on the server, thay have a service called "cPanel DNS ONLY"
Anyone tried that?

Okay, well if I want to setup a dns server or 2 of them on the server, what do I need to do?
Old 02-21-2007, 06:19 AM   #2
Rainer Hubovsky
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Well, the main purpose of a slave DNS server is to provide redundancy if the master server fails. If you run both, master and slave, on one server and this crashes, your domains are not going to be served anymore.

I recommend to read the fine
"BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual" ( which provides the necessary information on DNS-Basics and setup.

Regards Rainer


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