Secondary DNS zone on Windows - Primary DNS zone on Linux

Bojan Zivkovic 436 Reputation points

Hi, is it possible to configure Secondary DNS zone on Windows with Primary zone on Linux (BIND)? If so what about zone transfer - to have up to date records on secondary DNS servers?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. JimmySalian-2011 41,926 Reputation points

    Hi Bojan,

    Check this link and steps though you will have to do the other way around as mentioned in the link it is Linux DNS as secondary but in your case it is Primary, there will be some security implications do check on the dynamic updates etc.


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  2. Limitless Technology 43,986 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    Yes, it is possible and It really depends on how you want your current DNS server to fit into this.

    If you want BIND to hold the Primary zone for your domain then you would need to delegate each of the sub-domains holding service records back to MS DNS.

    Each DC (assuming you host DNS on your DCs) would hold a Primary copy of the sub-domains above, and you could, potentially, configure each to hold a Secondary copy of the main zone.

    If you prefer to do it the other way around, replicating from MS DNS back to BIND, you would configure the Primary zone on MS DNS, and a Secondary on BIND, this removes the need for delegation unless you do not want to replicate service records as well.

    Dynamic Updates will be sent to the server listed in the SOA record, with either configuration it wouldn't matter which DNS servers you gave to your clients.


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  3. JimmySalian-2011 41,926 Reputation points


    I’m checking how the things are going on about this issue?

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