[CentOS] How to setup a "secondary DNS server" pulling zones from Win2k3?

Brian McKerr bmckerr at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 11:44:10 UTC 2009

I found this useful...


On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 6:22 PM, Alexander Farber <alexander.farber at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hello,
> we have a mixed environment at work: CentOS + Win2003 servers.
> The Win2k3 part contains: AD, DNS (inlc. dyndns), DHCP, DFS, Exchange.
> The CentOS part: NIS passwords + also a DNS server.
> So currently we have to update the Linux DNS server
> zone infos by hand: I export a text file from
> Windows DNS server and then edit it around using vim.
> On the Windows side however it's easy for me to setup
> additional DNS servers at other machines: I just configure
> them as "secondary" and they pull zone infos automatically.
> I wonder if there is a way to setup such a "secondary" DNS
> server under CentOS as well?
> And no, I'm not asking about how to setup a DNS-forwarder.
> (Because I want the Linux server to pull and maintain zone infos
> automatically and to work even if Windows-counterpart is down.)
> Regards
> Alex
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