Slave DNS for virtualmin server - howto?

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#1 Thu, 01/17/2008 - 07:13

Slave DNS for virtualmin server - howto?

I have a virtualmin server which is authorative for the domains it hosts. When I configure the domains in their respective registrars, I put my virtualmin server (ns1.mydomain.tld) as the first nameserver and ns2.mydomain.tld as the second nameserver. I do not have virtualmin installed in ns2. I just want to have BIND installed, and if necessary, a program which tells ns2 that it will be a slave server for a domain any time a virtual server is created in ns1. Is that possible? I don't want to install virtuamin just to get that done. is there a simpler less diskspace consumer solution to this?

thank you

Thu, 01/17/2008 - 12:44

You should be able to run a stripped down webmin on the second box

Fri, 01/18/2008 - 00:43

I'll try that.

Isn't it possible to do without webmin?

Fri, 01/18/2008 - 14:35

I think I read somewhere on here about this, Joe said you need to set it up as a cluster in webmin or something along those lines.

Fri, 01/18/2008 - 14:46
Fri, 01/18/2008 - 14:47

but I need webmin on both servers?

I just have it in the server which has virtualmin installed...

Tue, 01/22/2008 - 15:03 (Reply to #6)
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<div class='quote'>but I need webmin on both servers?</div>

Yes. BIND provides a mechanism for slave updates, but not for the initial creation of the slave zones. Unless you want to create them by hand for every new virtual server you create, you need to follow the instructions linked by swat2.


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Wed, 01/23/2008 - 00:45

OK I'll try that...I thought there might be some sort of script or a tiny program of some kind that would take care of that. If I install webmin on my second server, is it possible for that server to be primary for some domains and notify my virtualmin server to be slave for those domains?

I don't know if i made myself clear...

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