Master/Slave DNS setup vs. rsync'ed DNS servers

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Published on 2010-04-08T18:40:56Z Indexed on 2010/04/08 18:43 UTC
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We currently have primary and secondary DNS servers on our corporate network. They are setup in a master/slave type setup, where the slave gets its DNS information from the master.

I'm trying to figure out what the real advantage is for the master/slave setup instead of just setting up an automated rsync between the two to keep the DNS settings matched.

Can anyone shed some light on this? Or is it just a preferential thing? If that is the case, it seems like the rsync setup would be much easier to setup, maintain and understand.

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