transfers from slave server

transfers from slave server

Post by Bill Fried » Fri, 15 Aug 2003 08:10:21

I've set up a slave to serve as backup if master goes down. What
controls transfers from slave server when master goes down? Do I need
to add allow-transfer to named.conf for each domain? BIND book just
says to copy named.conf, change type to slave and include masters { .....

transfers from slave server

Post by Bill Fried » Fri, 15 Aug 2003 08:42:43

right. incidentally our nameservers aren't really published as they are
"hidden" nameservers, i.e. our isp is actually the SOA for our domains
and it looks to our dns server(s) for updates.
so on the slave I'd just want to add the allow-transfer option as follows.

options {
directory "/var/named";
allow-transfer {

....and that's all there is to it? On the master, which I didn't set
up, they list the allow-transfer option for each domain even though
they're the same for all domains. So I learned something new here. Thanks

Thank You

Bill Friedman
lingua franca networking


transfers from slave server

Post by Mark_Andre » Fri, 15 Aug 2003 08:56:51

The same thing that controls transfers when the master is
up, allow-transfer.

transfers from slave server

Post by Kevin Darc » Fri, 15 Aug 2003 09:35:11

Right, but with semicolon-delimited addresses instead of names.

And, of course, you don't need to list any of the slave's own addresses in its
allow-transfer unless you want to do zone transfers from the command-line.

- Kevin