[Gllug] DNS - identifying primary nameserver

Paul Brazier pbrazier at cosmos-uk.co.uk
Wed Apr 10 11:28:24 UTC 2002

Slightly OT but is there a way of telling which DNS server is the
primary/master for a zone and which ones are the secondary/slaves?
(assuming I don't have access to the /etc/named.conf)

If I do:

dig +norec foo.com @a.gltd-servers.net

for some domain "foo.com"
I get several entries in the "AUTHORITY SECTION".
Is the first one always the primary nameserver?


This e-mail may contain information that is privileged, confidential or 
otherwise protected from disclosure. It must not be used by, or its 
contents copied or disclosed to persons other than the intended 
recipient. Any liability (in negligence or otherwise) arising from any 
third party acting, or refraining from acting, on any information 
contained in this e-mail is excluded. If you have received this e-mail 
in error please notify our Systems Administrator on 020 8695 4111 and 
delete the e-mail. 

It is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that the onward 
transmission, opening or use of this message and any attachments will 
not adversely affect its systems or data. Please carry out such virus 
and other checks as you consider appropriate. No responsibility is 
accepted by Cosmos PLC in this regard.


Gllug mailing list  -  Gllug at linux.co.uk

More information about the GLLUG mailing list