I am sure this has been asked before, if so, sorry.

phn at icke-reklam.ipsec.nu phn at icke-reklam.ipsec.nu
Wed Jan 15 18:00:47 UTC 2003

Someone Else <ask.me at some.other.time.org> wrote:
> Ok, I have spent the past 4 hours trying to find out how to do this. My
> failure in finding the information is either because I don't know the ex=
> term to search for, or it probably can't be done, so please put me out o=
f my
> misery either way :-)

> Ok, we are adding a third name server to our network. This brings a few
> problems with it:

> 1) How do we gracefully transfer the 300+ zone entries to this new serve=
> (can we automate this, are there tools for this?)

Config the thirds as slave, the zones will come automatically.

> 2) As our software only adds new zone entries to our two existing server=
> is there a way of adding new zone information to the third server
> automatically?

repair your software.

> 3) The new server is "off site" and co-located, so if there is/are a
> solution(s) can this be done securely??

any solution will probably rely in "secure channels", ssh is probably
the simplest and most generally available.

> We did set-up notification but, as you are probably all aware, this only
> works for zones already created on the slave server.

> Thank you in advance,

As i understand it you seem to have problems updating your named.conf.

If manual edit is to be avoided, perl and rsync might be handy components
to build your tools with.

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