Secondary DNS config

Peter peter.marshall at
Wed Jan 19 15:10:07 UTC 2005

I have 2 DNS servers .. (well, actually, I have a primary that works,
and a RH9 box that has DNS configuration files that do not do anything
.... but that is just getting technical).

Anyway, I was trying to set up a slave DNS, however, it is not doing
it's job.  If I make a change on the master, it never makes it to the
slave.  I did not really know what I was doing, although I did read a
lot.  Both the primary and the secondary are rh9 boxes running bind
(no I do not know what version).

Basically, All I did to configure the slave, is copy all of forwared
and reverse lookup files in the /etc/named directory as well as the
named.conf file from the master to the slave.  I then changed (in all
locations of the named.conf file on the slave) all lines that said
"type master" to "type slave" and then added a line to each zone that
was a slave "masters { a.b.c.d; }; ".  I then restarted bind on both
the primary and slave.

Does anyone know why my server is not working properly ?

I also had one other question, If the primary DNS goes down, should
the slave continue to serve the requests ?


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