From: Thomas Bridge (tbridge at domain vianetworks.ie)
Date: Thu 11 Apr 2002 - 20:38:45 IST
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At 19:05 11/04/2002 +0100, Nick Murtagh wrote:
> > you think? how do you explain AXFR, NOTIFY and IXFR being part of the
> > DNS protocol then? and the presence of the serial field...
>Just because it's in the protocol doesn't mean it's a good idea, or necessary.
IXFR is neccessary, particular for the large TLD zone files.
Also, the other argument behind the whole Master/Slave architecture is that
if you are allowing workstations to register themselves in your DNS space
(eg within a Windows platform), they only have to contact one server (the
master, which is defined in the SOA record) rather than all the servers for
We may all aspire to a Windows free world, but in the meantime some people
do need to be able to implement it.
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