Master server offline

Barry Margolin barmar at
Fri May 7 03:19:24 UTC 2010

In article <mailman.1415.1273200624.21153.bind-users at>,
 Bruce Ray <Bruce.Ray at> wrote:

> You have until the expiry counter expires for a given zone.
> We typically run our expiries at a week to allow for this type of failure.

You can easily turn a slave into a master.  Just go into its named.conf 
file, change "type slave" to "type master" and comment out the "masters 
{...}" clause.

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> To: bind-users at <bind-users at>
> Sent: Thu May 06 21:37:35 2010
> Subject: Master server offline
> 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?
> Cheers,
> Dave

Barry Margolin, barmar at
Arlington, MA
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