A.GTLD-SERVERS.NET and order of DNS servers

Joseph S D Yao jsdy at cospo.osis.gov
Tue Mar 6 23:01:48 UTC 2001

On Mon, Mar 05, 2001 at 07:34:01AM +0900, Maximo Ramos wrote:
> In that case, is there any way to know which one is the master and
> which one is the slave?? besides dig and whois???

Why would you care?  To the clients, they are all "peer servers".

A server may be both master and slave for a given domain, master for
another, and slave for yet another.  The relationship is not as simple
as you posit.

Traditionally, and for some technical purposes, "the master" is the one
named in the SOA record.  However, others may be sub-masters.  This is
an internal and private relationship, and cannot be determined from the

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