multiple domains, with few zone files
kcd at daimlerchrysler.com
Tue Oct 29 21:43:26 UTC 2002
Randy Bey wrote:
> Given soandso.com, and soandso.biz, soandso.info, etc.
> Also given that you want to resolve to www.soandso.com for all of the
> My thought is to create 'stubby' zone file using ORIGIN operator, and
> containing minimum info necessary for each .biz, .info, etc.
> @ IN SOA ns.soandso.com. dnsguy.soandso.com. (
> 16 ; serial number
> 3600 ; refresh
> 600 ; retry
> 86400 ; expire
> 3600 ) ; minimum TTL
> @ NS ns.soandso.com.
> @ NS ns1.soandso.com.
> @ NS ns2.isp.net.
> @ NS ns3.isp.net.
> www IN CNAME www.soandso.com
> then reference same stubby file for all .biz, .info, etc in
> But is this legal?
Sure. By the way, you only need the "@" on the first line; you could use
whitespace for the others and they'll just inherit the owner name.
I'm not sure why you think you need the $ORIGIN directive. You didn't
show it; how were you planning to use it?
> Wouldn't one expect at least one A record in a zone
One would expect that, but it's not necessary.
But, don't you want "soandso.biz" (for example) to resolve to the same
thing as "www.soandso.biz"? You might still want to put an A record in
that zone file (with an owner name of "@" or whitespace, assuming that it
can inherit the owner name from an earlier line).
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