Secondary for a server with views

Fredrich Maney fredrichmaney at
Wed May 2 02:49:22 UTC 2007

"keys" are not needed for this to work (though they are highly suggested).

All you really need to do is to configure each server with two IPs - they
can be physical or virtual interfaces - it doesn't matter if they are on
the same network as long as they can see each other. Then the master
and slave communicate with each other on the appropriate IP pair depending
on which view they are working on. Check out the 'listen-on', 'match-clients'
and 'match-destination' options.

On 4/19/07, Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at> wrote:
> I am attempting to use views to combine two of my DNS servers.  Setting
> up the views is easy enough, but I'm confused about how to configure the
> master/slave relationships.
> The main server will have an external view and an internal view.  The
> secondary server will need to mirror both of those views.
> How can I have the secondary server mirror the external view?  If I tell
> it that a zone is a slave, how can it query the master for the external
> view of the zone rather than the internal view?  The documentation
> mentioned using "keys" for this, but I could not find any examples.
> --
> Bowie

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