Secondary DNS config

Barry Margolin barmar at
Thu Jan 20 01:09:03 UTC 2005

In article <csmcu1$ncr$1 at>, peter.marshall at (Peter) 

> 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).

When you make changes on the master, do you increase the serial number 
in the zone's SOA record?  This is how slaves determine that the zone 
has changed and they need to transfer the new contents.

Barry Margolin, barmar at
Arlington, MA
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