bind9: primary-server

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Thu Oct 31 00:09:30 UTC 2002

Cricket Liu wrote:

> K. Remin wrote:
> > how to i tell my primary dns-server who the secondary server for a
> > zone is?
> You don't need to.  You need to tell the secondary name server the
> IP address of its master, which is often the primary master.  The
> primary master can find out who the secondaries are by looking at
> the NS records in the zone.

Cricket's answer assumes a default configuration. If you have an
"allow-transfer" restriction you'll need to open it up in order for the
slave to be able to replicate the zone.

- Kevin

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