bind 9.2 multidomain resolution !?!?

Barry Margolin barmar at
Fri Feb 8 17:47:03 UTC 2002

In article <a4126l$a16 at>,  <r_no at> wrote:
>Hi-again gurus,
>First thakns for the first help, it was a mistake in the config file, I
>was using # in place of ;
>Here is my next problem:
>My server (darkstar) is on one domaine (, it's not a server
>of this domain, but this server is Master for and, it
>receive the request through a router that has connection to this 2
>I'd like to forward the request to to laurel, and the request
>to the other (like lsn, zrh) to bonnie, How ?

zone "" {
  type forward;
  forwarders { <address of bonnie>; };
zone "" {
  type forward;
  forwarders { <address of laurel>; };

>Also what information does I have to put in the SOA of eache zone file
>(db.127.0.0,,, db.172.24.1 and db.172.24.2 ) ?
>Should I put the following line:
>$TTL 86400
>@       SOA (
>                                0108022002     ; Serial No.
>                                3h   ; Refresh
>                                1h    ; Retry
>                                1w ; Expire
>                                1h ) ; Minimum
>; DNS server record
>        NS

That looks correct.

>and in the PTR record does I have to put the FQDN name or just the name
>of the conputer ?

PTR records must contain fully qualified names, since the default suffix is
the name of the reverse domain.

>and same question for the A record ?

In the forward domains you can leave off the domain suffix, since it
defaults to the zone name.  So you can either write:

host  IN A

or IN A

Barry Margolin, barmar at
Genuity, Woburn, MA
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