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Re: The Latest on DNS Servers



On Fri, 2004-10-22 at 09:41, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
> Am Fr, den 22.10.2004 schrieb Roy W. Erickson um 18:24:
> 
> > I need to rehost my 6 year old internal DNS servers on newer hardware.
> 
> About how large zones do we talk?
200 machines on two subnets
> 
> > Whats the latest "best practice" for DNS servers these days?
> 
> What do you have in mind saying "best practice"? Can you be more
> specific? You need a howto to set them up? Or you need advises on how to
> administer a DNS?

Is it still primary/secondary or is their some new cluster capability?
For example, what is posadis: http://www.posadis.com/
> 
> > I would like to try a fail-over pair if possible. Does Fedora have
> > fail-over capability?
> 
> This is where master and slave DNS come to play. bind9, which ships with
> Fedora, supports master / slave setups since ages.

When the primary goes down I recall that the clients timeout in a bad
way until they fall back to the secondary. Is there a way to avoid that?
Or is that what the slave does?
> 
> > Some internal admins want a GUI based DNS. Any such GUI front ends?
> 
> How much experience with DNS do you and the internal admins have with
> administering a DNS? Does the data change frequently?

I've set up the bind 4.9.4 running in the office now. It's on an SGI O2
according to the O'Reilly DNS book (1st ed ;) Secondary as well.
> 
> > Roy
> 
> Alexander



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