how do set a record for the domain
cbuxton at menandmice.com
Mon Mar 24 16:50:12 UTC 2008
I'm going to guess you're using some kind of management tool, or a
specific file syntax convention, and that the confusion is in how to
formulate the zone's own name; if you're using a tool, it probably
only displays the portion to the left of the zone's name (the
"origin"), or only lets you edit that portion. Your options are
1. Write out the zone's name, ending with a dot. "ABC.company.com."
2. Write a "@" as the name of the record. This may not work with all
management tools, but it should work fine if you're directly editing
3. In some management tools, simply leave the name field blank.
One or more of these approaches should work. If you're directly
editing the zone file, do not use the third strategy.
As Barry pointed out, the zone will have other records named for the
zone, such as SOA, NS, and possibly MX records. If your management
tool displays such records, follow the same format when writing the A
Men & Mice
On Mar 19, 2008, at 9:32 AM, C_at_JC wrote:
> Hello all,
> how does one create an A record for the domain?
> i guess i'm wondering what is set up in dns to allow a lookup to a
> domain name to return an ip address. say i want to ping ibm.com. it
> works, i get an ip address resolved to ping ibm.com.
> What am i trying to accomplish? I need to set up a web site where the
> fqdn will be ABC.company.com. I also need to have an authoritative
> dns server for only the ABC.company.com zone. Basically i need the ip
> for the web server to be returned when ABC.company.com is queried. It
> would be easy to just add an A record for ABC in the company.com zone
> but i am not allowed to do that in this case.
> i know enough to set up A and PTR records all day but not a lot about
> dns as a whole. this is probably a no-duh type question but any
> insight would be helpful.
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