Bind99 and a slave named server

Alan Clegg alan at
Wed Aug 21 02:42:34 UTC 2013

On Aug 20, 2013, at 10:32 PM, LuKreme <kremels at> wrote:

> I need the data in text because sometimes, the primary dns is down, and sometimes it si down long enough to require that I switch the slave to be the primary, and that means master. I can't do that if I don't have text records.

Eh... You can ALWAYS get your data in "text" format using dig.

I'm afraid to ask, but why do you need to move from master to slave when your master is down?

If it's down that long and very often, you may want to consider putting your DNS on a reliable server/circuit/data center.

Here's what I did recently to do just this:

Alan Clegg | +1-919-355-8851 | alan at

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