Netware DNS compatibility with other secondary DNS servers

I have a problem where the primary DNS information for a domain is on
a 
Netware 6 server.  The secondary is hosted by an ISP.  When I look at
the 
SOA information on the ISP, the serial number is always 0, the refresh
is 
always the number that the matches the serial, the retry is the
refresh 
number and so forth.

Has anybody seen this?  I've done this type of thing a couple times in

the past and have searched here and other places and can't seem to
find 
that anybody else has seen this....anybody have any ideas?



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jshenk
10/23/2003 2:59:28 PM
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Just wondering, why is an ISP hosting your secondary DNS server?  I
don't 
see the reason you would want to expose all of your DNS information to
the 
public by having it hosted at an ISP secondary DNS server.

Not being critical, but interested in the design reasons.

For DNS redundancy, you can setup multiple DNS servers in your network
- 
all set as primary and authorative.  The actual DNS records are
maintained 
in NDS and don't need to use the primary secondary flat database
scheme 
native to DNS.

You can configure your DNS to refer requests for records you don't 
maintain to the ISP DNS servers - in the Forwarding List tab of the
DNS 
server object.  That way your DNS servers don't have to talk to the
Root 
servers for resolving addresses your IPS's DNS servers probably have. 


The ISP DNS server will normally contain records resolving your public
web 
and mail services to IP addresses you manage.  





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jim
10/23/2003 5:59:58 PM
Nope, haven't seen this one before.  If you export your zone, does the

export file look like a standard BIND formatted file with all the 
fields in the right places?

bd
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Brad
10/24/2003 2:52:01 AM
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