IXFR and nsd

Miek Gieben miekg at atoom.net
Wed Feb 16 08:42:53 UTC 2005

[On 15 Feb, @ 22:14, Stephane wrote in "IXFR and nsd ..."]
> At the present time, nsd, acting as a server, refuses IXFR. Acting as
> a client, nsd-xfer has no IXFR support and, since it is completely
> separated from the name server, it seems difficult to add it.
> Are there any plans to add IXFR in nsd? Is it realistic?

some time ago there was an offlist discussion about this. IIRC the
conclusions where:
o if a secondary has no access to the actual TXT zone file, but only
  the database your stuck.
o it was deemed that this was tricky and heading to creeping

IMO if the actual zone transfers get too large, why not use something
better suited like rsync?

grtz Miek

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