multiple domains, with few zone files
cricket at menandmice.com
Wed Oct 30 06:25:35 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? Wouldn't one expect at least one A record in a zone
That's fine. It can't be the zone data file for soandso.com, for obvious
reasons, but it can be the zone data file for the other zones. Of course,
you might want the domain names soandso.com, soandso.biz, and
soandso.info to point to the address of the web server, too, in which
case this might be a better zone data file:
@ 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.
@ A 10.0.0.1
www IN CNAME @
You can use that zone data file for all of those zones, including
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