A record for a subnet

Chris Meadors bind at clubneon.com
Fri Mar 30 18:54:18 UTC 2001

On Fri, 30 Mar 2001, Michele Chubirka wrote:

> Is it appropriate to make the following entry?
>   VaCampus-subnet.gwu.edu.	IN A
> I've never heard of making an A record for a network address. Is this
> common?

It's actually kind of neat.  If you give names to your network address you
can refer to them that way when you are setting up routes (not that much
use, as you probally can't see your name server before the routes are up),
but with the PTR records "route" will give names to the networks rather
than just IPs.

Two penguins were walking on an iceberg.  The first penguin said to the
second, "you look like you are wearing a tuxedo."  The second penguin
said, "I might be..."                         --David Lynch, Twin Peaks

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