Zone file. Look right?

Joseph S D Yao jsdy at
Tue Nov 16 15:13:55 UTC 1999

On Sun, Nov 14, 1999 at 06:48:19AM -0800, M & J [Mark Hutch?] wrote:
> Here is a zone file from my DNS.  The name server is called
> The IP of is
> Does it look as if this is correct?

The "@" signs on the first NS and MX records are redundant.  That's OK.
But if you want your second sentence, above, to be literally correct,
you must add a line soon after the SOA and NS records:

@		IN	A

[Again, the "@" is redundant and I would normally not use it, but it
also "says what you mean".]

> Should the entry in the first SOA line be or
> because that is the name of the DNS name server?

Since you have defined them to have the same IP address, then it really
doesn't matter.

> Any suggestions on what could imporve this file?

Comments.  ;-)

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