[Dnsmasq-discuss] Secondary dnsmasq server?
duck at duckland.org
Thu Oct 2 01:18:07 BST 2014
I did a brief search into the archives for the last two years, and did
not find what I am looking for.
I have been using dnsmasq as the primary DNS & DHCP server for my home
lan for many years now, and love it. But, I would like to have a
secondary server running to pick up the slack if the primary is off-line
for any reason (currently, I need to apply a security fix to the OS
which will force a reboot).
I have found the config to tell the primary (ns1) about the secondary
(ns2), and allow ns2 to start a zone transfer from ns1, but what I
cannot find is how to configure ns2 to be a secondary and poll ns1 as
needed. In addition, I have not seen any way to tell ns2 it is a backup
DHCP server. I know that I could do it with ISC dhcpd, but I like how
easy and small dnsmasq is, so I thought I would try this way first.
Thanks for the awesome project, and hopefully thanks in advance for an
answer (pointers for RTFM'ing would be great, as well!)
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