db file management

Kevin Darcy kcd at daimlerchrysler.com
Wed Feb 13 20:17:54 UTC 2002

Barry Margolin wrote:

> In article <a4chb3$70j at pub3.rc.vix.com>,
> Kevin Darcy  <kcd at daimlerchrysler.com> wrote:
> >
> >I've never really cared for the db.{whatever} convention. I use the name of
> >the zone for the name of the zonefile, for everything except an internal
> >root zone, which is just called "root". Makes things real obvious for my
> >second- and third-stringers...
> If you have other things in the directory, a naming convention can be
> useful so you can do things like "grep something db.*" and it won't waste
> time in the non-DB files.

All of our internal-DNS forward zones (except root of course) ends in ".com", so
"grep something *.com" is just as easy.

Admittedly, in our external DNS we have more of a mixture of TLDs. If we had
*lots* of zones externally, then I'd consider using a subdirectory...

- Kevin

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