How can I launch a private Internet DNS server?

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Fri Nov 6 13:50:10 UTC 2020

Am 06.11.20 um 13:25 schrieb Tom J. Marcoen:
> First of all, sorry that I cannot reply within the thread, I was not
> yet a member of the mailing list when those emails were sent.
>> On Thu 15/Oct/2020 18:57:16 +0200 Jason Long via bind-users wrote:
>>> Excuse me, I just have one server for DNS and that tutorial is about secondary
>>> DNS server too.
>> Just skip the chapter about the secondary.  You're better off buying secondary
>> DNS services externally.  A good secondary offloads your server noticeably, and
>> keeps the domain alive in case of temporary failures.
>> Best
>> Ale
> Is it not a requirement to have at least two authoritative name
> servers? I believe all TLDs require at least two name servers but I
> must be mistaking as no one pointed this out yet.

yes, and "You're better off buying secondary DNS services externally" 
don't say anything else

the point is that the two nameservers are required to be located on two 
different ip-ranges anyways to minimize the risk that both going down at 
the same time

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