Failover VPN DNS providers?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by ShepsCrook, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook [H]ardForum Junkie

    Feb 16, 2003
    I'm looking to set up a faiilover / load balancing VPN setup for my company here soon and instead of directing employees to our WAN IP addresses, I'd rather set up an A record for to aim to our dual ISP WAN firewall?

    What's a good service to go through for the DNS side of this? Will they copy over the current configuration for A records and everything else?
  2. mwarps

    mwarps [H]ardness Supreme

    Oct 6, 2002
    DNS providers don't "copy over A records"

    You need to configure your setup to determine what it wants as the master link, and set the A record to be that, either via an API call with the provider, or a zone transfer.
    When failover occurs your setup should update the DNS to use the other link.