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Re: Secondary DNS controller for Windows domain

On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 16:39, Steven Stern wrote:
> I have a client running a Windows2000 domain with the PDC also serving as the
> only DNS for the office.  Until we get another W2K server set up, I'd like to
> put up a backup DNS so the people can at least talk among themselves and get
> out to the 'net if the PDC is down.
> I have an old PC that I will install a headless FC2 on and run pretty much
> just SSH and BIND.  I've got a stack of articles from Google on how to
> configure a UNIX DNS that will support Active Directory, but my bet is that
> someone here has a short and sweet solution to doing this.   Any links or
> suggestions will be well appreciated.

If you are only setting up a backup DNS sever then simply configure it
as a slave of the primary.  Any changes you make on the primary will be
propagated to the secondary DNS server.  

Now the real is how to configure the Windows DNS service to talk to the
secondary DNS server.  On a linux box you would change the configuration
files to list it as a slave.  Not sure how you do that under Windows.

Setting up a linux box as a BDC is a whole different topic.

Scot L. Harris
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