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help with using one domain name and nameservers on different servers please

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by fcmgadmin, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. fcmgadmin

    fcmgadmin Member

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    I want to use one domain name just for nameservers. The nameservers need to point to different servers.

    e.g. domain name myservers.com

    server 1 hostname one.myservers.com
    ns1.myservers.com
    ns2.myservers.com

    server 2 hostname two.myservers.com
    ns3.myservers.com
    ns4.myservers.com

    server 3 three.myservers.com
    ns5.myservers.com
    ns6.myservers.com

    I need it so that if one server was to go down the nameservers would still work on the others. I am unsure if clustering is the best way to do this and if so, what is the best way to set the clustering up or if there is a better way.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
     
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    Has anyone got any ideas

    Still dont know the best way to do this, any help greatly appreciated.
     
  3. madaboutlinux

    madaboutlinux Well-Known Member

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    I would recommend you to have 2 separate servers for name servers and then host websites on separate servers. For example:

    server 1 = ns1.myservers.com
    server 2 = ns2.myservers.com

    server 3
    server 4
    .
    .
    server n

    for hosting websites. All the websites hosted from server3 onwards will use ns1.myservers.com and ns2.myservers.com. The DNS will be clustered i.e. whenever a domain is added on any of the server, the DNS will be created on ns1 and ns2 server as well.
     
  4. DomineauX

    DomineauX Well-Known Member
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    Agreed with proposed idea from madaboutlinux
    It is essential that you place your main domain across multiple servers for DNS at the very least such as:

    myservers.com:
    ns1.myservers.com
    ns3.myservers.com

    server one: one.myservers.com
    ns1.myservers.com
    ns2.myservers.com

    server two: two.myservers.com
    ns3.myservers.com
    ns4.myservers.com
     
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