Understanding the purpose of a split-brain DNS
Posted on 2010-11-26
I have come across the concept of a split-brain DNS, and I can not seem to understand its purpose or in which situation one would set one up.
As I understand it, split DNS is when you have a DNS server exposed in your DMZ and another in your internal network. In my production environment, we have only internal (Private) DNS servers which resolve the hosts in the DMZ and private network which works well and if a client needs to resolve a name over the internet, the root hints go out via the known public dns servers for resolution.
If someone can please explain this concept to me and why anyone would configure such a setup I would greatly appreciate it. I have read many articles on the web but still the practicality of such a setup eludes me.