AD DNS Slave Mode

Md. Rubiat Haque 146 Reputation points

Hello, I am Rubiat.

I am a technical resource of a vendor. I got a new query from one of my customer. Recently they bought a new DNS solution called Efficient IP. They need to use IP from this solution. At now, they completely done their job and the current scenario is when add a DNS entry in active directory DNS, It is send this record to Efficient IP after every 15 minutes. They said me that, at present Active Directory DNS is in Master Mode and Efficient IP DNS is in Slave Mode. But now they want the reverse scenario. I mean they want Active Directory DNS is in Slave Mode and Efficient IP DNS is in Master Mode and the scenario will be this configuration just like if they add a DNS entry in Efficient IP, then it will send this record to Active Directory DNS after 15 minutes. So, which configuration I need to change in Active Directory DNS end? Could you please give me a suggestion and If anyone have any blog or article like this type scenario related then please give me?

Thank You

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  1. Gary Reynolds 9,376 Reputation points

    Hi @Md. Rubiat Haque

    I think you may need to go back Efficient IP to understand how their solution works and what they mean by Master and Slave mode, as this might be different from the traditional primary and secondary DNS configuration.

    Efficient IP do have a support site, but it's password protected:


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  2. Limitless Technology 39,161 Reputation points

    Hi @Md. Rubiat Haque

    To make an Active Directory server to be a slave server for a given zone, you must create slave records in that server's file. Separate records can designate the server as a slave server for the zone, the zone's reverse address domain, and the loopback host.

    A slave record has three required fields:

    -The first field designates the server as a slave.
    -The second field identifies the zone it serves.
    -The third field identifies the IP address of the master server for the zone from which the slave server obtains its authoritative data.

    You get more information regarding this you can try contacting the Efficient IP to understand the process.

    Hope this resolves your Query!!

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