How can I launch a private Internet DNS server?

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Thu Nov 5 19:31:50 UTC 2020

Am 05.11.20 um 20:04 schrieb Michael De Roover:
> On Thu, 2020-11-05 at 11:27 -0600, Chuck Aurora wrote:
>> On 2020-11-05 07:36, Bob Harold wrote:
>>> You appear to have confused 'secondary' authoritative servers with
>>> a
>>> second 'resolver'.
>>> Authoritative servers - listed in the NS records - are used by
>>> other
>>> DNS servers, not by end users, and they will get used equally with
>>> the
>>> slaves, if your parent zone has the right NS records also.  Those
>>> are
>>> good to outsource the secondaries.
>> It should perhaps be pointed out here that the DNS protocol has no
>> means to distinguish among different types of NS host.  (Yes, there
>> is
>> the SOA MNAME, but that is not used by resolvers.)  One NS is as good
>> as any other NS.
> These (SOA and behavior for resolvers) probably describe where I got
> confused, thanks for the explanations!

for many years our SOA was the slave :-)

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