LocalRoot: Getting Started

To deploy the LocalRoot service within your recursive resolver, please create an account, login and then follow these steps:

1 Create a TSIG key to protect the transactions.

2 Create a server entry for your recursive resolver using it's public IP address.

3 Create and download a configuration snippet by clicking on the link in the Config column of your list of servers. Add this configuration to your recursive resolver's configuration file and restart your server.
Note: If you are using views (eg, internal recursive and external authoratative), the configuration for the root zone copy will need to be put inside the internal view.

4 Wait for your server to perform it's first AXFR data transfer of the root and other zones (which should be immediate). Once the LocalRoot servers see your first transfer, LocalRoot will start sending DNS notifications to your server letting it know when new zones are available to automatically download.

You can tell when everything is up and working properly as the final checkbox for your server in the your list of servers will change from a red X () to a checkbox () within about 5 minutes of the first transfer that the LocalRoot primary server sees, and the Last Transfer timestamp will update to the last seen transfer.