"localhost" zone: what should we do?

Mariano Cunietti mcunietti at enter.it
Tue Mar 15 11:08:23 UTC 2005

Hi all,
we have some problems with a PHP function (ftp_connect), which requires
a hostname as an argument. This function looks up our DNS for an address
resolution of "localhost", instead of using his own localhost. We
checked out /etc/nsswitch.con file and everything looks OK.

We need to know which is the *best practice* about creating "localhost"
entries in a named.conf and in a zone file. We already have a 127.
inverse zone, but we never created a "localhost" zone and file.
Should we configure a localhost A record per zone (localhost IN A or a root localhost zone?
Everything ran smoothly until today (since 1998).



Mariano Cunietti
System Administrator
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