stealth NS, delegated zone and forward zone

Barry Margolin barmar at
Wed Feb 8 01:45:16 UTC 2006

In article <dsb5ev$147u$1 at>,
 Kevin Darcy <kcd at> wrote:

> Frank Y.F. Luo wrote:
> >two questions and thanks for the reply in advance.
> >
> >1) since stealth name server is not listed as the NS record in the zone
> >file, so where do we define a name server as a stealth one?
> >
> There are two types of slave servers: published slaves and stealth 
> slaves. If you're in the NS records for the zone, you're a published 
> slave; otherwise you're a stealth slave. There is no extra "definition" 
> required to make a slave a stealth slave: just define the nameserver 
> instance as a slave, and leave it out of the NS records.

Since the master only sends notifies to the published slaves, you 
probably want to put the stealth slaves in the "also-notify" lists of 
the zones they slave.

Barry Margolin, barmar at
Arlington, MA
*** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me ***
*** PLEASE don't copy me on replies, I'll read them in the group ***

More information about the bind-users mailing list