Zope.org DNS ( was Re: [ZWeb] http://namespaces.zope.org/zope )

Jens Vagelpohl jens at dataflake.org
Tue Sep 26 11:46:02 EDT 2006

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On 26 Sep 2006, at 17:39, Martijn Faassen wrote:

> Andrew Sawyers wrote:
>>> Yeah, definitely. And if we go with that tool I volunteer to be
>>> hooked up as a secondary.
>> As do I .....
> All this DNS volunteering is great! Unfortunately, I'm a bit at a  
> loss on how to proceed, as I'm not very familiar with DNS issues.

The way it works is this:

- - the owner/admin for the domain changes the domain name servers  
assigned for this domain through the registrar that holds the domain.  
This can normally be done using a web interface at the registrar.  
Someone at ZC must do this, and he needs a IP/hostname for the  
primary DNS server and IPs/hostnames for secondaries

- - The zone data is pulled from the old servers and entered into the  
new primary. This zone data must reflect the new DNS primary/ 
secondaries. Whenever the primary is updated, it will contact all the  
secondaries it knows about automatically and ask them to reload the  

- - The secondaries need to have their configuration changed so that  
they know they are secondaries for zope.org. They also need to know  
the IP of the primary. They will then automatically fetch zone data  
from the primary.

Apart from the first step this is quick and easy to do.


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