TLD Resolving Woes

salvador peralta salvador at
Sun Dec 5 20:30:45 UTC 2004

Hi folks,

I've recently migrated from an ISP that handled my DNS services to one
that does not.  I've muddled my way to a semi-working configuration, but
have basically hit a roadblock, and was wondering if someone can help me
get to a proper configuration.

Basically, I want to set up primary and secondary DNS and MX for my
domain, on and

The configuration that I have set up will resolve basically any wildcarded
second-level domains (e.g.,, but not the
tld, by itself.

How do I need to modify this configuration so that
will resolve?

; zone file for
@       IN      SOA (
                        200303301          ; serial#
                        3600            ; refresh, seconds
                        3600            ; retry, seconds
                        3600            ; expire, seconds
                        3600 )          ; minimum, seconds
        NS      ns1             ; Inet Address of nameserver    MX      10 mail        ; Primary Mail Exchanger ;
localhost       A
jefferson       A
ns2             A
mail            CNAME   jefferson
ns1             CNAME   jefferson
www             CNAME   jefferson
*               CNAME   jefferson

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