2 different nameserver addresses.
rob0 at gmx.co.uk
Tue Jun 14 17:15:12 UTC 2005
On Tuesday 14 June 2005 09:21, robburne at hotmail.com wrote:
> My site is hosted on my own server running at home. As I do not have
> any nameservers associated with my server I have the namesrvers for
> the domain that I am hosting pointing to a DNS hosting service. From
FYI this list / newsgroup is for those who run such DNS servers.
> here I am forwading to my own IP address.
I sense protocol confusion here.
> So at present my domain points to:
(Barry asked; the actual domain name would help us figure this out.)
> Now what I wanted to know is if I change the 2nd nameserver to
> another server that is hosting a backup of my site, will requests to
> my site be re-directed to the 2nd nameserver address in the event of
> my server being down?
My guess is that you're using an HTTP forwarding service. I am fairly
confident that you are not on topic here. I would try to help if I
understood the issue.
I will tell you, though, that NS records in DNS are used for name
resolution only. It has nothing to do with HTTP, except that a browser
needs to know an IP address, and nameservers use those NS records to
find the IP address. I think your answer is "no".
You can have one DNS record name resolving to multiple IP addresses,
but that won't work as a failover; it would roughly distribute requests
in a semi-random round robin fashion.
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