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By ddmull ·
I need to make my DNS server a NON-ROOT server by deleting the "." domain in DNS manager on my first DNS server to put my ISP's DNS server entries in the FORWARDER settings on the DNS server. My question is this. When I set up a second DNS server for fault tolerance on my network how do I set the primary and alternate settings in TCP/IP for the second server. Is the first DNS server in the network listed as the primary and the second the alternate? Or should each server be set as it's own primary. I'm confused.

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by TechKid In reply to non-root server

To avoid the so called "island" problem no DNS server should point to itself as the primary DNS server

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by TechKid In reply to non-root server

"." root servers are only supposed to be used by the handfull of servers that govern the inet. Was this a test environment?

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by ddmull In reply to non-root server

TechKid says no DNS server should point to itself as Primary to avoid the Island Problem. If I install DNS Server1 as the first domain controller in the forest, won't it automatically be listed as Primary when I install DNS?

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