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Old 02-19-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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Purpose of SOA serial number?

Except faster reading of zone records there is not other purpose of correct SOA number,right?(in case when SOA number is totally wrong)
Old 02-19-2011, 06:29 PM   #2
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The SOA serial number helps a slave server decide if a zone needs to be transfered from the master. Thus helping master and slave stay in sync.


Old 02-19-2011, 09:19 PM   #3
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Just wanna add. By chance after updating the zone file, if someone forget to update the serial number the transfer wont happen until the expiry of zone.

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