Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at
Wed Feb 15 00:36:26 UTC 2006

> We had to take a nameserver out of operation, We host
> about a dozen domains and a bunch of them have ns2 as a secondary.
> Ive been trying to contact the owners of those domains for about 2 months
> before the server went offline and Ive tried a few times since the
> server went offline to get them to change the records and now I give up.
> The domains are still active on the primary so they do still have one auth
> server for them but I dont want to put ns2 back online as it was due to
> be phased out anyway cause it was *ancient*.
> On the primary servers now we are getting NXDomain for
> Now I could either put a server on that, which I'd rather not have to do,
> or do something within the zone to point to an existing
> server to act as
> Can I just put in another A record to point to one of the other NS
> machines? Or, add a CNAME to another machine?
> I seem to recall that having a CNAME for a nameserver is Not a Good Thing.
> But mostly I just want to get rid of all the NXDomain errors in the logs.

	CNAME's don't work at the protocol level.  Use address records.
> Thanks,
> Keith
Mark Andrews, ISC
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742                 INTERNET: Mark_Andrews at

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