Zone created on master --> automatic add/transfer on slave servers possible?

pbox at pbox at
Thu Jan 20 10:00:57 UTC 2005

Well you have right but i wasnt able to believe this. Its a pain
to add 1 zone on each nameserver separately. I saw a lot in the
mail archives. My simple hope was that there is a option that can
be used in named.conf that the primary dns "talk" to the defined
slave servers and force them to add the slave zone self to be
able to accept the zone informations (with xfer or which option
is be there for it).

If anyone know a solution for this please let me know,thanks!


Barry Margolin schrieb:

>In article <csld56$2mm7$1 at>,
> "pbox at" <pbox at> wrote:
>>Hello There!
>>I am very confused with the configuration settings between
>>master .ns1 (primary) and slave ns2-ns4  (i run 3 slave servers)
>>servers. I did much rftm and searched in that list or with google.
>>My simple question is - whether its possible that slave servers
>>can create on request from the primary dns the zone and accept
>>the update automaticly when i add a zone on primary dns.
>>Is this possible? Its a waste of time to add the zones always by
>>hand on 4 different dns servers. I hope anybody can help me!
>This has got to be the MOST frequently asked question in this group.  
>Did you try searching the archives before asking?
>The answer is that the DNS protocol provides no mechanism for this.  But 
>it shouldn't be hard for you to write a script in a language like perl 
>that reads your master's named.conf and creates a named.conf file for 
>the slaves, and then uses scp to copy it over to them.

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