Secondary Master

Barry Margolin barmar at
Fri May 11 20:08:40 UTC 2012

In article <mailman.780.1336757913.63724.bind-users at>,
 John Wingenbach <bind at> wrote:

> The concept of a "secondary" master is sound.  It basically provides for 
> a healthy means of handling the situation where your primary master is 
> unusable.

That's true, but the sample configurations in the OP's link did not show 
this.  They clearly used the term "master" to refer to authoritative 
servers, and "secondary" in the obsolete sense of slave servers.  So in 
the section where it showed how to configure a "secondary master", all 
it showed was how to configure an ordinary slave -- nothing to do with 
turning that slave into a replacement master.

Barry Margolin
Arlington, MA

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