BIND9 slave

Chris Thompson cet1 at
Tue Dec 8 11:06:17 UTC 2009

On Dec 7 2009, Kevin Darcy wrote:

>Or, you can run a script on the slaves which consults some centralized 
>"zone slaving database" to determine what zones to slave, or to stop 
>slaving. This "zone slaving database" can take many forms. One idea is 
>to represent this list as a special zone within DNS itself, containing 
>just one entry per zone to be slaved. I prefer using PTR records for 
>this, over, say, TXT records, since PTR records can benefit from label 

Not to mention that they guarantee correct domain name syntax, and the
absence of duplicates (due to case-insensitivity). Ever since I first
saw you recommend this, I have wondered "why did I ever think TXT records
were the right way to do it?" ...

Chris Thompson
Email: cet1 at

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