Multiple domains on one server
kcd at daimlerchrysler.com
Wed Nov 24 01:16:17 UTC 2004
Rick Knight wrote:
>Hope someone can answer this for me, I've searched the 'net looking for an
>answer but can't quite find one.
>I own two domains, home.com and sales.com. Currently I have home.com up
>and running, without any problems, on a single server. My DNS seems to be
>working perfectly along with ftp and www servers. Now I've configured the
>server with an additional IP address for sales.com. I want to add
>sales.com to my existing DNS so that I will have both home.com and
>sales.com running on the same server with seperate IPs. How do I go about
>doing this? Is it possible? I keep finding hints about it but nothing
I'll assume your question is about how to get two DNS zones served from
a nameserver with multiple interfaces. BIND will by default listen on
all active interfaces, so there's no special configuration needed. It'll
even scan periodically for new interfaces (the scan frequency is
configurable and can even be set to 0 if all of your interfaces are
static). Just define the sales.com and home.com zones in named.conf,
delegate sales.com to that server (and its slave(s)), just like you've
already delegated home.com, and start serving both zones.
Optionally, you could have a different name resolve to the second IP
address and delegate sales.com to that (and its slave(s)). But frankly,
I don't see why you'd go through the administrative bother of doing
that. Some experts recommend that you delegate exclusively to names that
are in the zone being delegated, but personally I regard that as wishful
thinking on their parts.
BTW, if by any chance you're thinking about trying to satisfy the "at
least 2 nameservers for every zone" rule by running both "nameservers"
on the same box, think again -- the whole purpose of the rule is to
ensure redundancy, and you don't get much of that when you run both on a
As for getting multiple virtual hosts defined in your webserver, that's
off-topic for this list...
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