DNS Slave Zone Not Replicated to Subsequent DNS Slave Servers

Hi guys,

I have been working with the DNS Cluster setup in BIND and am having a rough time getting slave zones to distribute in the cluster when creating a Virtual Server via Virtualmin.

My test setup Name Servers (webmin 1.580) : Node1 and Node2 (Node2 is a slave of Node1 in BIND Cluster Slave Server settings) Virtualmin Server (3.90) : Node3 (Node1 is a slave of Node3 in BIND)

When I create a domain in Virtualmin on Node 3, I am expecting that the slave zone subsequently created on Node1 will also be created on Node2. But this doesn't seem to occur.

When I setup Node2 as a slave of Node1 I chose the option "Create secondary on slave when creating locally". I see that when I manually setup a slave zone on node1, there is a default option (yes) to create a slave zone on the slave server (node2). So my question is, shouldn't that be the default behavior for slave zone creation initiated through the Virtualmin domain creation process?

Am I trying something that is not the norm for the Name Server Cluster?

What I have done successfully with Virtualmin creating zones on multiple slave name servers is to setup each of my name servers as slaves in Bind on the virtualmin node. I can live with that if that is how this should be setup. I was just hoping for simpler setup by only having to slave to node1 from all subsequent virtualmin nodes and have all of Node1 slave zones propagate on node2, node3 etc.

Hope you guys had a great weekend,


Closed (fixed)


Slave zone creations don't propagate between multiple nodes unfortunately - so you can't have a master system with a slave which in turn has another slave.

Instead, you need to connect all slaves to a single master.

Thx for confirming that Jamie.

Hope you have a great day, please mark this as fixed.