Multiple SOA

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Thu Feb 12 13:44:22 UTC 2009

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 12:19:20PM -0800,
 Prabhat Rana <prana9533 at> wrote 
 a message of 16 lines which said:

> Is it possible to have more than one hosts assigned as SOA in a
> given zone file?

There is no reason to do so.

> Currently I have host1 as master and host2 configured as slave for
> In case if host1 is down, I'd like to have just switch
> it to master my making ca changed in named.conf and not having to
> touch the zone file.

Then just do so, changing the master listed in the SOA is typically
useless. It serves only two purposes: documentation and dynamic

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