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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2006

    Obtaining a DNS entry from another server


    is it possible to create a nameserver entry that will tell the nameserver to obtain the DNS entry from another nameserver ?

    I.e. Domain points to ns1/ The nameservers from have an entry that tells the bind program on the server to obtain the entry from another nameserver such as ns1/ connects to these nameservers and returns the A entry to the client.

    Can this be done ? And what type of entry do I need to create ?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    chica go go
    This may work, but i'm not completely sure.

    In your zone file, remove any A, Cname, and MX, and TXT records records for the domain, but leave only your SOA, and NS records. Then change your NS records to reflect the target nameservers.

    Also, don't forget to edit your SOA record to reflect that of your master nameserver, usually the first host in your NS records.

    it may work, but i've never tried it.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    It should be simpler than that - what you want is a CNAME. In the case where you just want to use the IP address of obtained from it's own nameservers:
    Code: 900 IN CNAME
    Remember that if you want to serve web content from this domain name you'll need a vhost entry on (eg. set up an account on under the domain name

    "Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them." - Laurence J. Peter

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Fleet Street
    What you want is to make the second nameserver a slave to the first one. Use transfers to accomplish this. If you need an example feel free to PM me.

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