kcd at daimlerchrysler.com
Tue Dec 3 23:56:24 UTC 2002
Dave Comcast wrote:
> Take a look at this zone file and see what I'm missing.
> $TTL 3600
> @ SOA ns3.romehosting.com. webmaster.rubymanager.com.
> 2002120303 ; zone serial number in ccyymmddxx format
> 21600 ; slave polls master for SOA/serial number
> 1800 ; slave re-polls unreachable master
> 864000 ; slave expires zone after master unreachable
> 86400) ; TTL for negative answers
> ; Name servers
> @ NS ns3.romehosting.com.
> @ NS ns1.romehosting.com.
> ; Host names and addresses
> @ A 126.96.36.199
> localhost A 127.0.0.1
> ftp A 188.8.131.52:21
> mail A 184.108.40.206.8080
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kevin Darcy" <kcd at daimlerchrysler.com>
> To: <comp-protocols-dns-bind at isc.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 6:31 PM
> Subject: Re: Authoritative record
> > Dave Comcast wrote:
> > > What determines that a dns is authoritative to a domain? Any examples?
> > A nameserver is authoritative for a zone if it a) is an origin of zone
> > data and b) replicates all zone data which it does _not_ originate from
> > one or more other authoritative servers and c) suffers no operational
> > problems (e.g. failed validation or zone data, failed replication) would
> > prevent the nameserver from claiming authority for the zone.
> > Note that the above is a very generic definition which even tries to
> > accommodate so-called "multi-master DNS", which is not supported by BIND.
> > In BIND-specific terms, a nameserver is authoritative for a zone if it is
> > defined as "type master" and has successfully loaded all of the zone data
> > (typically from a zone file), or if it is defined as "type slave" and a
> > successful zone transfer has occurred more recently than the
> > EXPIRE interval for the zone (EXPIRE is specified in one of the fields of
> > the zone's SOA record).
One of your A records has a colon on its right-hand side, and another has 5
octets. Looks like you're trying to embed port-number gunk into your A
records, and that simply doesn't work. Just map from the name to the IP
address and find some other way to deal with the port numbers (port 21 is the
default for FTP so you shouldn't even need to do anything special for that
Note: if clients would ever support the SRV record type, you could use that to
specify alternate port numbers. But that's probably years away.
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