Will Yardley n at
Tue Feb 19 08:31:51 UTC 2002

i've been wondering about this for a while, and so i'm hoping someone
can help.  i'm pretty sure i have everything setup ok with my machines
(all 9.2.0), but even though notifies are supposedly sent, they don't
appear to be received / followed.

on the master machine:

Feb 19 00:13:33.240 zone loaded serial 2002021901
Feb 19 00:13:33.244 zone sending notifies (serial

however, the slave machine doesn't log the notify, and doesn't reload
the zone.

i get:
(before reload; a minute before notify is sent... servers are at almost
exactly the same time and are using the same ntp server; a dig of a
newly added subdomain didn't show up until after the reload)

Feb 19 00:12:07.104 client transfer of
'': AXFR started

and after rndc reload (on the slave):

Feb 19 00:17:59.549 transfer of '' from end of transfer
Feb 19 00:17:59.549 zone sending notifies (serial

in the master machine's named.conf file:

zone "" {
        type master;
        file "";

and in one of the slave's:
zone "" {
        type slave;
        file "secondary/";
        masters {

shouldn't the notify request itself cause an almost immediate zone
transfer, or am i misunderstanding things?

master machine is running solaris 8, one slave is running debian linux
2.2, and the other is running freebsd 4.5; all are 9.2.0.

as of now, the secondary nameserver still hasn't updated, and probably
won't until i refresh it.

aura% dig soa +sh 2001121901 10800 1800
1814400 300

aura% dig soa +sh 2002021901 10800 1800
1814400 300

i can post additional information if necessary.

Will Yardley
Newdream Network
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