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By tschilbach ·
I am constructing a parrallel domain to mine and I would like for the admin of that domain to be able to make entries via DNS manager.

I want the entries then forwarded (placed into) my DNS manager's Primary and Secondary zones. This would mean any DNS entries made in the parrallel domain would be populated to the Master domain. I want the parallel domain to also see all if its own DNS entries made to the Primary domain.

Am I asking too much of Windows DNS services?

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by NTOz In reply to DNS Slave

If I understand your question correctly the short answer is yes.

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.com
example.com example2.com

would be two separate zones. If this is what you mean by parellel, DNS would not do a "Zone Transfer" of example2.com's tables to your zone. Slaves are DNS servers that have been configured to use forwarders and have also been configured to return a failure message if the forwarder is unable to resolve the request. Slaves make no attempt to contact other nameservers if the forwarder is unable to satisfy the request.
From an administrative standpoint, there is no such thing as a slave DNS that populates other DNS servers with its names tables. Even if this domain were below yours, entries made to it would remain in that domain. Your DNS server would forward requests for information within that domain to the DNS servers in the domain.

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by cavedweller In reply to DNS Slave

You might make each of the two zones dns servers a 'secondary' server of the other's domain. Then when one zone was updated the other would get the update. Clients in each of the domains would still specify their domain's server. You would still have to update a zone on it's master server.

The better solution might be to make one of the servers the master for both and the other to be secondary. This would allow you to make all the updates in one place.

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