DDNS - Question of best practices.

Chris Buxton cbuxton at menandmice.com
Wed Jun 4 16:47:38 UTC 2008

Dynamic updates must be processed by the primary master server (your  
new hidden master, in this case). However, it's possible to set the  
slaves to forward updates to the master, so that the DHCP server can  
send updates to the local slave.

So, to answer your question, either way will work.

Chris Buxton
Professional Services
Men & Mice

On Jun 4, 2008, at 6:45 AM, Luis Fernando Lacayo wrote:

> Hello all,
> First let me state that I am pretty new to DDNS and I am looking for a
> best practice of implementing DDNS.
> I have a pretty large network, and I am looking to enable DDNS at all
> the schools as well as the central office of the Chicago Public School
> system.
> The following scenario best describes my network right now.
> I have:
> 1 master DNS server
> 3 slave DNS servers
> The schools use 2 of the the slaves and the central office use the
> master and the other slave. Right now all the slaves are updated by  
> the
> single master.
> My plan is to implement a HIDDEN master, which will update the other  
> 4.
> This is where I am a little unsure.
> Should the DHCP server update the hidden master via DDNS or should I
> update the other 4 directly.
> Thanks,
> Luis
> -- 
> Luis Fernando Lacayo
> Chicago Public Schools
> Senior Unix Administrator
> ITS/ UNIX Infrastructure
> Office: 773-553-3835
> Cell: 773-203-4493

More information about the bind-users mailing list