I have the following data in my dns file, for my domain...
$ORIGIN mydomain.com. @ IN A 208.X.Y.Z mail IN A 208.X.Y.Z ... etc..
what is the @ line, mean? I know what an A record is.. but a host with an
ampersand at sign?
RFC 1035 defines the format of a DNS zone file.
... on page 34 you'll find:
This means that
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It's an alias for the zone name itself. In this case, it indicates that the zone name has that address (or mx record, or ...)