Bind9 slave not updating

by  |  19-Oct-2016 11:45

This is a problem because my servers are geo located and load balanced.

After, some rearch I came across the documentation and while it suggests other IP’s can be used when the transfer-source fails.

With BIND 9.9.x, the slave zone files are now saved in a default raw binary format.

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A secondary master DNS server is used to complement a primary master DNS server by serving a copy of the zone(s) configured on the primary server.

Secondary servers are recommended in larger setups.

In short add following two directives to your options or server section: // Slave server ns2.options ; logging ; /* KEYS for master server dnssec */ key "TRANSFER" ; server ; /* Get rndc key */ include "/etc/rndc.key"; /* Get localhost and other rfc stuff */ include "/etc/named.rfc1912.zones"; /* Get root server */ include "/etc/hints"; /* Get our zones */ include "/etc/zones.local"; The author is the creator of nix Craft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting.

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I modified the example file to give box an address of

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