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How to specify nameservers when you have two servers for one site. Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by azz, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. azz

    azz Member

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    Hi

    Does anyone know how to setup or specify nameservers for a single domain when you have two servers with identical content - one server is to act as a back-up incase the other goes down.

    Do you use:

    (1) ns1.server1.com
    (2) ns2.server1.com
    (3) ns1.server2.com
    (4) ns2.server2.com

    or

    (1) ns1.server1.com
    (2) ns1.server2.com
    (3) ns2.server1.com
    (4) ns2.server2.com

    Any help appreciated!
    Thanks
     
  2. reddrake

    reddrake Well-Known Member

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    I think it would be the first one. I am not exactly sure but that looks better then number 2 :)
     
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    perlchild Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking that it looks better because:
    1. listing them by site/domain first makes more sense(local nameservers queried first, then backups)
    2. you may have more or less than two per site, listing them by site makes the list less ragged in that case
    3. nameservers not belonging to you shouldn't be put at the top of the list, so listing them #2 out of 4 isn't that good an idea, should you have a trade with another provider for nameservers
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    isputra Well-Known Member

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    How about if i am using only one domain for two server ?

    Can i set :
    Server 1 :
    ns1.server.com
    ns2.server.com

    Server2 :
    ns3.server.com
    ns4.server.com
     
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