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Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by robsimm, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. robsimm

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    Hi all,

    My apologies if there are masses of threads on this subject, and if that's the case please feel free to point me in the right direction.

    So - I have the following servers (currently):

    1x Centos 5.3 server (which I plan to install cPanel DNS only on)
    1x Centos 5.3 server with WHM/cPanel
    1x Windows Server 2003 with Plesk 9

    What I wish to do is to utilise cPanel DNS only as my primary DNS, for example:

    ns1.domain.com, ns2.domain.com

    And I would very much like to snyc all zones between all of the servers above.

    Does anyone know how to achieve this, or if it's even possible?

    Thanks in advance for any help on this issue.
     
  2. cPanelKenneth

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    Zone synchronization will only occur among cPanel servers in a cPanel DNS Cluster. You will need to provide your own functionality to effect synching with the non-cPanel servers.
     
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    Hi Kenneth,

    Can I ask what exactly is synching here? Is it the zone files? If so, could you please outline (from a high level) exactly what happens when cPanel synchronises the zones between servers?

    This way I will be able to replicated something similar for the Windows machine.

    Thanks!
     
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    The Zone file is copied. A comparison of the serial numbers is made among all cluster members. The file with the newest serial is copied to all members.

    Zone contents are also synched. When using the various DNS editor interfaces in WHM, the changes made therein are synched to all cluster members.
     
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