[Pdns-users] pdns master question

Liong Kok Foo kokfoo.liong at innity.com
Mon Feb 1 01:44:10 UTC 2010

Unfotunately, my slave is using windows DNS and it does not support 

Does that means that whenever I create a domain in pdns master, I will 
have to create it in the windows slave?

On 1/29/2010 9:18 PM, Curtis Maurand wrote:
> I think you want to look at Supermaster configuration.  Once you do 
> that, then zones are created and updated on the slave automatically.  
> Caveat: slave zones are not deleted from the slave.  that has to be 
> done manually.
> I'm looking into MySQL replication for the secondaries.  That will end 
> all conflicts.
> --C
> On 1/28/2010 9:06 PM, Liong Kok Foo wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Thanks for the reply Curtis. Now I know about AXFR.
>> But my question is,
>> 1) I have set the pdns as master but how do I update the slaves 
>> normally?  Do I tell master where is the slaves or do I tell the 
>> slaves who is their master? Sorry...cause the docs only said about 
>> setting master=yes but did not explain after that.
>> In bind, there in the named.conf file that specifiy allow update from 
>> (slave IP). Then in the slave, I specify the master. Does 
>> it work the same for pdns? If so, where do I specify "allow update" 
>> in pdns?
>> 2) Is there any more detailed docs on setting up master/slave for 
>> pdns? So far all the tutorials I see are only mentioning db replication.
>> Liong Kok Foo
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>> On 1/28/2010 10:47 PM, Curtis Maurand wrote:
>>> That's what the notification does.  If the domain on the other end 
>>> is up to date, then nothing happens.  Otherwise you'll see an AXFR 
>>> happen.
>>> You can manually update the slave by issuing "pdns_control retrieve 
>>> <domainname>" on the slave.
>>> On 1/28/2010 4:28 AM, Liong Kok Foo wrote:
>>>> Would appreciate if someone could help with this problem. This 
>>>> issue is stopping me from having this new pdns running live.
>>>> Thanks.
>>>> On 1/26/2010 11:01 AM, Liong Kok Foo wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> I am sorry if this seems a very noob question as I am very new to 
>>>>> managing DNS.
>>>>> I have already changed pdns config to master=yes.
>>>>> So now I am testing with one domain. I changed that domain to 
>>>>> master. Let's call it testdomain.com. This is an existing domain 
>>>>> in pdns (NS0) and live NS1.mydomain.com and NS2.mydomain.com.
>>>>> Then I can see from the /var/log/messages this below:
>>>>> 1 domain for which we are master needs notifications
>>>>> Jan 26 10:15:18 servervn pdns[31055]: Queued notification of 
>>>>> domain 'testdomain.com' to
>>>>> Jan 26 10:15:19 servervn pdns[31055]: Removed from notification 
>>>>> list: 'testdomain.com' to (was acknowledged)
>>>>> Jan 26 10:15:22 servervn pdns[31055]: No master domains need 
>>>>> notifications
>>>>> Where is the IP of NS1 (live master running bind).
>>>>> Does this seem correct? How does NS1 know to update testdomain 
>>>>> from NS0? Why is NS1 acting like slave to NS0? NS1 is a master.
>>>>> In NS0 (running pdns), there is a line testdomain.com NS 
>>>>> ns1.mydomain.com. Could this be the reason why NS0 as master is 
>>>>> updating to the NS1?
>>>>> Please advice. Thanks.
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