Master server offline

Dave Filchak submit at
Fri May 7 03:22:09 UTC 2010

I was thinking that as well ... would probably be the easiest and then 
switch it back later. However, I would have to change my glue record at 
the registrar as well ...  no?

On 06/05/10 11:19 PM, Barry Margolin wrote:
> 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.
>> ________________________________
>> From: at
>> < at>
>> 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
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