Using proxy DNS servers for bind as an alternative to slave servers.

J P epochcr at
Sun Jul 1 18:42:07 UTC 2012

Hello all!

I understand RFC compliant DNS servers use AXFR and IXFR for synching 
bewteen masters and slaves... and that this is the general scenario for 
that purpose.
 However, I need somebody to technically explain 
to me why cant I use a DNS resolver daemon such as the pdnsd  dns proxy 
daemon with a cache of for example 5 minutes... so I can configure it to
 forward requests to my master (where I feed and store my zones), with 
the cache being 5 minutes then iam sure the latency between my master 
and the proxy will be minimal. 
 Is this possible why yes or why not.

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