Numbering nameservers and resolvers

Joe Greco jgreco at
Tue Aug 17 12:53:36 UTC 2010

> nowadays, i'd simply put them all on the same /24 which you simply 
> announce on different pops
> tcp/zonetransfer not working reliably is no longer a problem as you simply 
> retreive those directly from the database over a seperate ip, no more old-fashioned 
> bind related crap.

tcp/zonetransfer can also be configured to run off of a different IP
address, for example, the native IP of the box.

This works just fine.

In BIND, you're looking for

transfer-source ${qaddr} port ${qport};


... JG
Joe Greco - Network Services - Milwaukee, WI -
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