Free secundary NameServer
barmar at bbnplanet.com
Mon Mar 27 21:56:40 UTC 2000
In article <8bocac$76f$1 at weber.a2000.nl>, Roeland <j.a.graat at chello.nl> wrote:
>I just registered a domain and like to run a nameserver myself an let the
>secondary hosted by others.
>I have two questions?
>1. Where can I get an free secondary Name Server (besides Granitecanyon,
>cause the often down)
Why does it have to be free? Doesn't the GraniteCanyon situation prove the
adage that you get what you pay for?
>2. Does the zone files of the primary and secondary have to be the same,
The secondary automatically copies the zone from the primary.
>because the seconday nameserver is only contacted if the primary is down?
>Am I right on that?
No. No one else on the Internet can tell which is primary and which is
secondary. They just get a list of nameservers and query whichever one
seems best. The main criterion is the one with the best response time
history. If your secondary server has a faster Internet connection than
you, they may get most of the queries.
Barry Margolin, barmar at bbnplanet.com
GTE Internetworking, Powered by BBN, Burlington, MA
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