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Re: The Latest on DNS Servers



On Fri, 2004-10-22 at 12:42, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
> Am Fr, den 22.10.2004 schrieb Roy W. Erickson um 19:26:
...
>  
> > > > 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?
> 
> The slave(s) is for redundancy of the DNS information and the slave(s)
> automatically synchronize with the master, on which the DNS information
> is administered. You can too run a master / master setup, but have then
> to manually care for current DNS information on both servers as no
> mechanism will do so.
...
> Making changes in the bind zone is not that difficult and I don't really
> see the need for a GUI. Though there is software: Fedora ships
> system-config-bind. Other software under GPL can be found on
> 
> http://www.phpcult.com/binder.php
> http://freshmeat.net/redir/mfedit/37618/url_homepage/mfedit.php
> 
> Alexander

Thanks for the info.  How about if we choose to install a W2k server, is
the current bind capable of working with the Directory Server?

Is there a way to get DHCP to feed it's assignments to the DNS server?

Roy





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