SOA name of authoritative server to use
barmar at bbnplanet.com
Sat Mar 18 02:27:46 UTC 2000
In article <38D2BCEC.1E95E043 at linney.com>,
David Rees <drees at linney.com> wrote:
>Suppose I have a nameserver ns1.olddomain.com. It now has to run a
>nameserver for newdomain.com. The delegation from the top-level domain
>is to ns1.olddomain.com
>So (leaving out the refresh/retry/expire/ttl stuff) for the *new* domain
>does my SOA read:
>newdomain.com. IN SOA ns1.olddomain.com. hostmaster.olddomain.com. (
>newdomain.com. IN SOA ns1.newdomain.com. hostmaster.newdomain.com. (...
The MNAME field in the SOA record should be the name of the master
nameserver. Since the nameserver is named ns1.olddomain.com, the first
form is obviously correct. What would lead you to believe that the second
form could possibly be correct?
Barry Margolin, barmar at bbnplanet.com
GTE Internetworking, Powered by BBN, Burlington, MA
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