Setting Transfer Format - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.3.1

Address Manager Administration Guide

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8.3.1

The transfer format option is called BIND secondaries in Windows, and is enabled by default. It is used to enable or disable fast transfer format during zone transfers. BIND versions released before v4.9.4 do not support fast transfer.

Fast transfer optimizes zone transfers between BIND DNS servers and Windows DNS servers.

Address Manager imports the Transfer Format option at the managed server level.

  • If you enable the BIND secondaries option, the equivalent value in Address Manager is the one-answer value.
  • If you disable the BIND secondaries option, the equivalent value in Address Manager is the many-answers value.
  • If you delete the Transfer option in Address Manager, and then deploy it, the setting reverts to its default value (enabled).

To set the Transfer format option:

  1. Navigate to the server, configuration, or view level in Address Manager.
  2. Click the Deployment Options tab.
  3. Click New, then select DNS Option.
  4. From the Option drop-down menu, select Transfer Format.
    • To enable the BIND secondaries setting on the Managed Windows DNS server, select many-answers.
    • To disable the BIND secondaries setting on the Managed Windows DNS server, select one-answer.

    If you are setting the option at the configuration or view level, you can determine the servers to which this option applies.

  5. Under Server, determine the servers to which this option applies:
    • To apply the option to all servers in the configuration select All Servers.
      Attention: Server Groups only support BlueCat DNS/DHCP Servers.
    • To apply the option to a specific server select Specific Server, then select a server from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click Add to add the option and return to the Deployment Options tab, or click Add Next to add another deployment option.