Correct format for RP record??
thor at anta.net
Thu Mar 30 13:04:39 UTC 2000
BIND Users Mailing List wrote:
> From: Jeff <jeff at eaznet.com>
> I'm trying to set up DNS through GraniteCanyon but am hung up on the RP
> record part. I put:
> website.com. IN RP jeff.website.com. NIC XX33323 Smith, Jeffrey
> GraniteCanyon responds:
> nslint: .//tmp/website.com.954373246:6 "rp" garbage after text
> name:<blah blah>
RP has the following format:
<owner> <ttl> <class> RP <mbox-dname> <txt-dname>
Both RDATA fields are required in all RP RRs.
The first field, <mbox-dname>, is a domain name that specifies the
mailbox for the responsible person. Its format in master files uses
the DNS convention for mailbox encoding, identical to that used for
the RNAME mailbox field in the SOA RR. The root domain name (just
".") may be specified for <mbox-dname> to indicate that no mailbox is
The second field, <txt-dname>, is a domain name for which TXT RR's
exist. A subsequent query can be performed to retrieve the
associated TXT resource records at <txt-dname>. This provides a
level of indirection so that the entity can be referred to from
multiple places in the DNS. The root domain name (just ".") may be
specified for <txt-dname> to indicate that the TXT_DNAME is absent,
and no associated TXT RR exists.
So your RP record could read e.g.:
website.com. IN RP jeff.website.com. jeff.rp.website.com.
...and the associated TXT record:
jeff.rp.website.com. IN TXT "NIC XX33323 Smith, Jeffrey"
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