I'm having a frustrating issue here, and i cant find a viable solution after searched howtos for a month...
My setup is as follows : i have 2 server, with 2 different public IP addresses. I'm running BIND on both of them, and i did setup them according the http://www.howtoforge.com/traditional_dns_howto
as follows: 1 slave and 1 master.
I dont want to make load balancing between them, and also i want to make a "failover" situation. I dont know if this is the corret term. Basicly, if one server is down [ having no internet connection] i want to redirect all users who access my website to the other server who is already mirroring the content. And i want to do this with BIND, because i dont have the resources to use a hearthbeat server.
I found that i can use SRV options, to make a load balancing and a failover situation. and my setup looks like this : [ the domain and ips are changed ]
[the SOA thing ]..
@ IN NS ns1.example.org.
@ IN NS ns2.example.org.
example.org. A 192.168.0.1
ns1 A 192.168.0.1
ns2 A 172.16.10.1
_http._tcp.www.example.org. IN SRV 0 1 80 www.example.org.
IN SRV 1 1 80 www2.example.org.
www.example.org. IN A 192.168.0.1
www2.example.org. IN A 172.16.10.1
The problem is if i stop apache / bind on 192.168.0.1, and i flush dns records on my computer, when i try to access http://www.example.org
i get Connection timed out , but no redirection.
Knowing this, can you give me any ideea, or a link to a resource i can consult ? Everywhere i go, it says the same thing : use SRV records and it works 100%. But in my case, it doesn't.
Also, I am interested in any possibility to do what i want to do. I can modify the nameservers pointing to my servers in the Root NS.
Thx a lot for reading,