Master server offline

Dave Filchak submit at
Fri May 7 03:17:41 UTC 2010

Well, my SOA Expires are set to 604800 (1 week ). Can I change those to 
four weeks to give us some time. We are dealing with a load of other 
stuff at the moment (small company). Is that allowed?


On 06/05/10 10:53 PM, Noel Butler wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-05-06 at 22:37 -0400, Dave Filchak wrote:
>> Our master server machine had a drive failure and looks like it will 
>> be offline for some time. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I thought 
>> I remembered that something bad can happen to the dns resolution for 
>> your zones if the master is offline for too long. Is there anything 
>> to this or am I just dreaming? As long as the secondary can answer 
>> request, we should be ok?
> Depends on your SOA expire timeout, most use 4 weeks, IIRC a slave 
> will cease to serve if it can't get an update after then.
> But, if you can not replace a server within 4 weeks, your organisation 
> has much bigger problems.
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