Slave server not using the IP set using transfer-source

mrkbkr at mrkbkr at
Wed Aug 5 14:44:08 UTC 2009

I am using the configuration options shown in that faq, but I am running  
into a problem when my master server send a NOTIFY to the slaves. I have a  
zone with the same name in all four views. When the master send a notify  
for that zone to the slaves, the slave query the master to see what the  
serial is. When they do this they are sending the query through their  
default IP and not the IP I have set as the transfer source for that  
domain. Since they are using their default IP they are getting a serial of  
the same zone in a different view and not requesting the updated zone file  
from the master. The slave servers are getting the new zone file when doing  
a refresh call to the master server, since they are using the  
transfer-source for that operation. Is there anything I can do besides  
lowering the refresh interval to 5 minutes?


On Jul 28, 2009 9:35am, "Dixon, Justin" <Justin.Dixon at> wrote:

> >I have 3 servers set up
> using bind 9.2.4-30. I am using 3 different views and have an IP address  
> on each
> slave for each view so that the slaves >are directed to the correct zone  
> files when contacting
> the master to refresh a zone, etc. I have run into a problem with the  
> slaves
> not respecting >the
> ip address using transfer-source in the zone definitions. The slave uses  
> the
> transfer-source IP when retrieving the zone file for the first time >from  
> the master &
> when refreshing the zone file. However when a notify is received by the  
> slave
> from the master, the slave tries to retrieve the >new zone file using the  
> slave servers
> default IP. The slave is not directed to the correct view on the master  
> causing
> the slave to not receive the >updated
> zone file. Does anyone have an idea on why this would happen?

> >

> >Thanks,

> >

> >Mark

> See

> Justin

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