Chained notifies

David Botham dns at
Mon Oct 14 12:31:15 UTC 2002

Use explicit Notifies.  That is, turn off notify on all your name
servers.  Then, on each name server, in each zone statement, specify the

also-notify {<ip-of-server-to-notify>;};
notify explicit;

More can be found in the ARM on this subject...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: bind-users-bounce at [mailto:bind-users-bounce at] On
> Behalf Of Rodney Joffe
> Sent: Monday, October 14, 2002 1:04 AM
> To: bind-users at
> Subject: Chained notifies
> I have a strange situation, a possibly unique one.
> In my configuration I have a bind 8 server (server A) established in a
> dmz. I have a bind 8 server operating as a master in the open Internet
> (server B). And I have a third bind 8 server behind a firewall in
> rfc1918 address space (server C). I have a tunnel between server A and
> server C, both of which function as slaves.
> A zone in Server B is modified. Server B sends a notify to Server A.
> Server A, using tsig, performs a transfer from Server B. Having
> completed the transfer, I need server A to send a notify for the
> zone to Server C.
> Can anyone suggest a solution? I have to use the 3 server system - I
> don't have an option due to the client's security firewall
> I've not been able to find anything in the docs, but I'm sure I'm
> missing something obvious.
> Thanks...
> /rlj

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