dns record with an '@' as the host name

Daniel A. Monjar dmonjar at orgtek.com
Mon Nov 15 21:13:03 UTC 1999

I was looking at the DNS setup for a friend's domain and noticed this:

> ls pilanet.com
$ORIGIN pilanet.com.
@			4D IN A
smtp			4D IN A
www			4D IN A

I've never seen a host of '@' before.

Is it the standard shorthand for, in this case, 'pilanet.com'?  Does
'nslookup ls' just dump out the configuration records?

Daniel Monjar
Organon Teknika
Durham, NC US

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