On this thread, eg... DNS and Name Servers Setup Help
Romeo - Thanks. What you're describing is the way I think it should be. I see enough references regarding the need to edit the steps "a server at a time," though, that I'm confused. I think the crux of what you're saying, though, is "if everything is set up correctly."
On this thread, eg...
DNS and Name Servers Setup Help
Now, you've described how to set them up so they do automatically replicate, but the devil is always in the details. I'll go through my rough understanding of it, using the registrar example I've mentioned above, and please let me know where I'm going wrong. I'll be using control panels or working with tech support. If tech support, I'll need enough vocabulary to communicate unambiguously what's needed, and that's part of what I'm trying to nail down in this post.
Right now I'm assuming that the DNS server IP addresses at the registrar for my domain are both on the "TLD servers" and also on the "Domain Servers" or "DNS Servers" lists. Currently, those listed would only be the IP addresses of the registrar's DNS Servers.
OK... to do what you're suggesting I'm assuming I'd first have the registrar add the IPs of my host's DNS Servers to these lists (the TLD server list and the Primary DNS list), and then to enable NOTIFY in the Primary DNS.
I'd then go either to my host's tech support or to the control panel for the host's DNS servers assigned to my account... which I'm going to make my secondary name servers... and not type in anything except to check a box somewhere that permits a slave definition.
(Conceivably, the order of the above two steps might be reversed.)
If I understand you correctly, that's basically it, and all records would propagate in however long DNS propagation takes. I realize that all control panels aren't the same, but is what I've described likely to be the scenario at hosts like Westhost or Pair?
And, if I wanted to add additional secondary DNS, I'd simply get a DNS server IP account #, set that server as a slave, and add the list at the registrar.
If my Primary DNS server were not at my registrar, I assume I'd set up the DNS server account wherever and then have the registrar address the DNS IP# in their TLD server list.
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 5:45 am (utc) on Sep. 26, 2006]