Performance Question

Nick Allum Nick.Allum at
Thu Mar 31 17:08:08 UTC 2005

I had a question regarding masters in the named.conf file and
If I have two masters for one of my zones, what are the steps that
happen if the first master ( is offline. When the first
request come in to resolve will it return a
failure and on the second try it will goto the second master
( on the list and get a response? And will my DNS server know
that the first server is dead and just continue going to the second
master or does it again try the first master.

I am running Solaris 10 and Bind 9.2.4

zone "" in {
        type stub;
        file "db/";
        masters {;; };


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