Here is a link to more information in regards to configuring a slave DNS:
We are currently in the process of migrating all of our services over to a new Exetel connection and require the same secondary DNS hosting to be provided by Exetel.
We have requested the Exetel hosting team to set this up for us and have tried calling and talking to them a few times now and the people on the support line insist there is nothing that needs to be configured on Exetel's side in regards to their DNS. The only thing we need to do on our side is to change the NS entries in our domain registration to use Exetel's NS as the secondary NS and then Exetel's DNS will automatically accept the zone transfers from our Primary NS for our domain.
Is this correct?
I ask this because we specifically required our old ISP to make configuration changes on their DNS to make them slaves to our primary NS and accept zone transfers from us for our domain.
I also see Telstra internet direct also requires this to be configured with their DNS before it will work:
http://www.telstra.com.au/business-ente ... meservices
We would be very surprised if Exetel's DNS will automatically accept zone transfers from our Primary NS without any configuration changes.Secondary Domain Name System (DNS)
Telstra Internet Direct can act as a secondary or slave host for a customer’s domain. This service will mirror the domain information on the domain’s primary host. For more information or to configure our servers to act as a secondary server for your domain enter CustData (available to customers only).
Can someone please confirm this before we go ahead and update our domain NS records and break DNS resolution for our domain?