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Old 10-13-2010, 09:14 AM   #1
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DNS server best practices

We have a development server in our office that also serves as our DNS server (it's our only server). This is becoming problematic because, if I ever need to, say, restart the development server, there goes everyone's internet.

What is the best practice here? Is it common to have a completely separate machine that serves as the DNS server? I would imagine that's the case. I would imagine that, ideally, you would have a backup DNS server as well. Can someone with more
Old 10-13-2010, 09:44 AM   #2
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The ideal network would be to have a separate machines running specific servers: DNS, DNS backup, www, mail, etc... and have a router/gateway also on different machine. Also have backup machines for each for failover.


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