question on retry and notifications in v8.2.3
jim at rfc1035.com
Thu Mar 22 09:48:54 UTC 2001
>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Duterme <thomas at madeforchina.com> writes:
Thomas> If I update a master server and send a SIGHUP to named, it
Thomas> will automatically send out notify messages to the defined
Thomas> slaves after a few seconds.
Correct, but stop sending signals to the name server. Use ndc (BIND8)
or rndc (BIND9) to manage the name server.
Thomas> If so, then what is the point of the refresh value in the
Thomas> SOA? A secondary name server would never have to use this
Thomas> since the master would send out notification on any
Thomas> changes, right? Or is this something left in to make sure
Thomas> that the slave would update regardless of whether or not
Thomas> the master broadcast message was heard?
Yes. Or if the slave server didn't support the NOTIFY protocol.
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