SOA MNAME usage and restrictions

Karen Etheridge ether at
Fri Oct 26 23:02:57 UTC 2001


Does the MNAME field of the SOA record need to be the *canonical* name for
the primary master for the zone, or can it be an alias?

What happens if the name of a slave is used in the MNAME field instead
of the primary master (say, if there is a desire to keep the location
the primary absolutely secret, in a stealth server setup)?  The notify
feature uses the MNAME value in its determination of who to send NOTIFY
messages to, but where else is it used?


Karen Etheridge, ether at
Armadillo Networks, Inc.  604-871-4340 x3642

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