Dynamic DNS issue
kcd at daimlerchrysler.com
Tue Jan 4 00:56:20 UTC 2005
Daniel Rudy wrote:
>This is more of a how-to question than anything else. Basically, I have
>two consumer xDSL lines at different locations that I want to be able to
>have the computers find each other. The DSL lines are PPPoE with
>dynamicly assigned IP addresses. The only thing that is constant is the
>hostnames which are registered with a dynamic DNS service and are
>available across the internet.
>Now my question is how to I setup the servers at each location so that
>they update each other's DNS information?
I guess I don't quite understand your question. If both boxes register
themselves in DNS, and Machine A can resolve the IP address of Machine B
by its name, and _vice_versa_, then why do you need to do anything more?
If the propagation time for the changes is intolerably long, I suppose
you could run a couple of local caching nameserver/resolver instances on
each box, one with a low max-cache-ttl, e.g. on the order of seconds, or
a low number of minutes, in order to keep things dynamic, with the other
instance selectively forwarding to it (selectively, because you wouldn't
want _everything_ you look up to be that dynamic). Note that I've never
actually tried such a setup, but it should work in theory. You might
want to first check with the dynamic DNS service to ensure that they
don't have a problem with you -- and everyone else with the same idea --
hammering their nameservers like that.
Or, alternatively, just bite the bullet and get static IPs.
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