multiple dns servers to one

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by homo, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. homo

    homo New Member

    Hi there,
    I am a member of a local wireless network and we use some dns servers for resolving local domains.
    The problem is that there are many dns servers and it's impossible to remember them all and they don't have access to all the domains (eg. the domain examle.wifi is accessible from but the examle2.wifi is accessible form the
    So i want to find a way to connect the servers in order to use only one dns server (capable to resolve), something like the internet's root-servers
  2. topdog

    topdog Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

    You can do forwarding between then, or you can setup your name space in a hierarchical manner the way the global dns system works
  3. homo

    homo New Member

    that's a bit difficult because maybe the dns servers will forward the questions between them with no stop (eg. dns1 -> dns2 -> dns1-> dns2 etc) if the zone doesn't appear to any of the dns servers.

    that's a good idea but i don't have a clue about how it can be done.
    Any ideas?
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Wouldn't it be much easier to consolidate all your DNS servers into just one DNS server?
  5. Ben

    Ben ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    How about creating your own root dns server?

    This knows, (either recurses or forwards), for specific zones, which local nameserver to ask and for all unknown, forwards to the internet rootserver for the internet lookup.
  6. homo

    homo New Member

    That's about what i am thinking, but is there any tutorial?
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  8. homo

    homo New Member

    I don't think so.
    On the wireless network we don't use domains accesssible via internet.
    The problem is "how to connect all the dns servers to one"
  9. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Just create e recursive resolver where you define the zones for your internal domains. Queries for other domains will then be forwarded to other nameservers on the Internet.

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