AURSC

AUSTRALIAN ROOT SERVER CONFEDERATION

WinNT!   OK, now the Secondary Machines.

It's pretty much the same task.

SECONDARY DN SERVER

  1. First SHUT DOWN your DNS server. This is important or your new root.cache file will be overwritten.

  2. Copy the root.cache file over \WINNT\system32\DNS\cache.dns

  3. Restart your DNS Server

  4. Using the DNS Manager select your SECONDARY server and right click. Select PROPERTIES.

  5. Click on the Forwarders Tab.

  6. SELECT "Use Forwarders"
    Add the IP address of your PRIMARY server.

  7. The quickest way to test is NSLOOKUP.  Open a Command windows and type:

    C:\>nslookup
    Default Server:  alpha.ah.net
    Address:  203.21.204.10
    
    > set type=any
    > .
    Server:  alpha.ah.net
    Address:  203.21.204.10
    
    Non-authoritative answer:
    (root)  nameserver = rs3.aursc.ah.net
    (root)  nameserver = rs1.aursc.ah.net
    (root)  nameserver = rs2.aursc.ah.net
    (root)
            primary name server = rs2.aursc.ah.net
            responsible mail addr = AT.ah.net
            serial  = 1998030101
            refresh = 10800 (3 hours)
            retry   = 900 (15 mins)
            expire  = 604800 (7 days)
            default TTL = 86400 (1 day)
    
    (root)  nameserver = rs3.aursc.ah.net
    (root)  nameserver = rs1.aursc.ah.net
    (root)  nameserver = rs2.aursc.ah.net
    rs3.aursc.ah.net        internet address = 203.29.72.14
    rs1.aursc.ah.net        internet address = 203.21.205.2
    rs2.aursc.ah.net        internet address = 203.21.205.3
    >
  8. That's it for the Secondary Server.  It's now running perfectly.

Now overall I'd say it wasn't so bad - was it?

 


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