Dns updating zone serial

You could create a script, say that would overwrite the file and use the current unix timestamp in the serial.

all zones would then by inclusion have their serials incremented.

Googling around for answers, I found the following explanation: Serial numbers in DNS zone files provide a way for the server to verify that the contents of a particular zone file are up-to-date.

Based on what I have read I think the problem is that the SOA Serial numbers don't match between the primary server and the secondary servers: Am I correct in this assumption?

If so can I simply manually change the SOA serial number on the primary zone to something like 2476.

A nice HOWTO about this is at: is also the recommended way in the DNS & BIND book (2006 ed.).

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