serial number format in dynamic dns update

Norman Zhang norman.zhang at
Thu Oct 7 16:13:47 UTC 2004

Simon Hobson wrote:
> If you use DDNS, you CAN use yyyymmddxx (but the date will become 
> meaningless over a while), you CAN do the Verisign method, or you CAN 
> just start at ONE and keep incrementing - BIND DOESN'T CARE !

Thanks for the explanation. So the format should be yyyymmddxx not 
yyyymmddxxxx? I tried yyyymmddxxxx, and got

** server can't find SERVFAIL

I'll read up on Verisign method, it looks like a plausible method.


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