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Nameserver Question - two servers

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by nurseryboy, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. nurseryboy

    nurseryboy Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have two servers being set up now, and am trying to figure out which way to set the nameservers up. One server is on the East coast, and one is on the West coast. I would like to have it so if one goes down, the other one can pick up the site(s).

    The East coast server will have ns1.domain.com and ns2.domain.com, and the West coast will have ns3.domain.com and ns4.domain.com. I will be setting ns1 & ns2 to point to the primary IP & secondary IP of the East coast server , and ns3 & ns4 to point to the IP's of the West coast server, through the domain registrar.

    My question is.. how should I set up each website's NS for this?

    For an East coast website, should it be:

    ns1.domain.com
    ns2.domain.com
    ns3.domain.com
    ns4.domain.com

    or can I do just:

    ns1.domain.com
    ns3.domain.com

    And visaversa for the West coast websites:

    ns4.domain.com
    ns3.domain.com
    ns2.domain.com
    ns1.domain.com

    or:

    ns3.domain.com
    ns1.domain.com

    Or am I going about all of this totally the wrong way?

    Thank you very much.

    Matthew
     
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