[CentOS] how to increase DNS reliability?

Sun Jul 28 10:11:57 UTC 2019
Giles Coochey <giles at coochey.net>

On 26/07/2019 17:35, Nataraj wrote:
> If you administer the secondary slave servers, there is no reason not to
> use a very large number, 30 days or more for the SOA expiration.  Only
> reason to use a lower number would be if you don't have control over the
> slave servers and don't want to have old zone files that you can't update.
> Another alternative, which many people did for years in the early days
> when zone transfers were unreliable, is to use a script which replicates
> the entire DNS configuration to the secondaries and then run all the
> servers as primary masters.  If the script is written cleanly, you can
> then edit the zone on any server and rsync it to the other servers.
> Main thing is to prevent multiple people applying updates simultaneously.
> Nataraj
PowerDNS supports MySQL backends for the zone files, so one way that 
they can work is in Native mode, as an alternative to Master / Slave, in 
which the replication and information resilience is handled by the 
backend (e.g. a MySQL cluster), and the servers just read the zone from 
the database, with no need to perform zone transfers at all. The expire 
timer in the SOA record then becomes pretty defunct, although if you 
export your zones to non-PowerDNS servers, e.g. bind, then they take effect.