[Pdns-users] Regarding secondary zones

Steve Sobol sjsobol at JustThe.net
Mon Apr 25 18:15:22 UTC 2005

"David Taylor" <davetaylor at frontiernet.net> wrote:

> I'm not sure I fully understand and would like some clarification on how
> I expect secondary zones to work.  We are going to be using PDNS with a
> native replication configuration.  The backend will be the generic-mysql
> backend.  So all of our primary zones will be loaded as NATIVE by
> default.  But the secondary zones will need to be loaded as SLAVE with
> their primary NS listed under the master field.  Correct so far?

That's exactly how I do it, and I also use gmysql.

> In this configuration, will PDNS automatically try to perform a zone
> transfer for the zone file of any secondary zone we enter into the DB?
> Or would we either need to do this manually or tell PDNS to do this?

I have a couple slave zones I've recently added that haven't been picked up. I
think you may have to set the last_check field but I'm not 100% sure, as I
only have a few slave zones right now and I don't recall how I set up the
original ones. I'll go look and report back to the list later... 

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