[ubuntu-uk] Setting up mailserver

Robert Leverington robert.leverington at googlemail.com
Fri Dec 26 12:41:58 GMT 2008

Sean Miller wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 12:22 PM, Josh Holland
> <jshholland at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> it allows you to give two _different_ nameservers for your domain. As I
>> only have the one, I named my own and used the 123reg site's. Does this
>> mean I need another VPS?
> Personally, as you have a single-point-of-failure anyway in the VPS, I
> would say there's no need for a secondary DNS server, as what would be
> its use when the VPS is down anyway?

Mis-configuration on bind on one of the servers, perhaps - if you use a 
third-party secondary DNS (such as the one that Josh's VPS provider 
provides) then this is a real scenario.

Robert Leverington

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