[Non-DoD Source] Re: BIND Masters and slaves

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Mon Jun 15 19:09:31 UTC 2020

Kevin Darcy <kevin.darcy at fcagroup.com> wrote:
> The "master" nomenclature is appropriate from a *data*dependency*
> standpoint. The "master" holds the "master copy" of the zone contents (
> https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/master-copy). All
> other copies are duplicates of that.

There isn't in general a single source of truth for zone data in many DNS
setups. For example, much of the zone contents may come from a database,
possibly augmented by a zone file fragment, and there may be a separate
signing server that keys its keys from a third place. So it's wrong to
insist that the bad old terminology has to be used with the DNS, because
it's often completely incorrect.

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