Automatically add slave zones to secondary dns ?
Jonathan de Boyne Pollard
J.deBoynePollard at Tesco.NET
Fri Dec 10 04:42:55 UTC 2004
RC> Is it possible to add new slave zones to /etc/named.conf on the
RC> secondary servers ?
RC> Is there any quicker way to do this?
Do you mean aside from the obvious mechanisms such as FTP, "scp", and
RC> especially automagically ?
Other DNS server softwares can do this sort of reconfiguration
automagically. (For examples: PowerDNS can be configured to use
"native replication", where the back end database mechanism replicates
the data. Each server automatically learns about all of the "zones"
from the "domains" table, and the back end database handles replicating
all updates made to the "domains" table to each server that the database
administrator has specified. Similarly, Microsoft's DNS server stores
the names of all Active Directory integrated "zones" in the Active
Directory database, which is automatically replicated to all domain
controllers (in the replication scope). Each DNS server running on a
domain controller thus automatically learns about all Active Directory
integrated "zones" by simply enumerating the database.) ISC's BIND cannot.
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