"A DNS zone is a portion of a domain name space using the Domain Name System (DNS) for which administrative responsibility has been delegated." (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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Should engineering have its own DNS zone, delegate, or subdomain?

We have our organization's primary domain (with AD) example.com. In the past, previous admins have created several other zones - such as dmn.com, lab.example.com, dmn-geo.com etc - as well as ...
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Bind zone transfer refused

UPDATE: BIND Version: [root@10.224.45.130] $ named -v BIND 9.3.6-P1-RedHat-9.3.6-16.P1.el5 Operating System: CentOS release 5.6 (Final) After running [root@10.224.45.131] $ dig @10.224.45.130 ...
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Automatically sync all zones between BIND 9

Is there a way to automatically synchronize all zones between BIND (9) servers so that I don't have to add zones to the slave when I add them to the master?
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Managing zone files

We host our very own DNS server (BIND) for various reasons, including the fact that we deploy and kill machines very often and that we sometimes need to load balance via DNS very quickly. However, ...
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DNS synonyms: multiple zones, one zone file

I have a site with a bunch of synonym domains. The site itself accepts all the different domains, and redirects to the correct domain name. Is there any reason not to configure zones.conf like so: ...
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Can the dns' domain be in its own spf record?

I'm finally fixing up my dns zone files in Gandi, which has a handy feature that lets me use the same zone file for several domains. So I can keep 1 zone file for a single domain and all its tld's. ...
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DNS referral / delegation: which DNS is responsible; How to delegate the right way?

Introduction I bought the domain earechnung.at with Hetzner and am using my webspace at All-Inkl. I want to use the nameservers of my webhost (All-Inkl). Zonefiles and Nameservers As I registered ...
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How to handle multiple DNS servers efficently?

I've recently added more BIND9 DNS servers to my network, and the work of adding each zone/domain i want the slave nodes to be a slave to is becoming far too repetitive, not to mention that having ...
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Nameserver does not have A record

I recently upgraded BIND on my DNS server and now DNS isn't working for any of my websites. Performing an nslookup results in a timeout, and using dig on a different server tells me there are no ...
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What is the syntax of email address with a dot behind it? in DNS zone file, SOA rr

How i can use a email address with a dot in behind. For example at bellow, email address is hostmaster@example.com, How to use host.master@example.com ? example.com. IN SOA ns.example.com. ...
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Is @ the same as the IP address for @ in the MX record entry of a zone file?

I have the following configuration in my DNS Zone. I want to switch the @ record to a different IP address, but I want to keep the MX records the same. Please note the IP address has been changed to ...
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BIND/DNS Zone meaning of “IN”

I have been reading http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/Deployment_Guide-en-US/s1-bind-zone.html but the document raised a question. What is the meaning of IN? Is it just a class which is optional or ...
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Is it acceptable (or possible) to use an IP Address as a nameserver entry for a domain name? [duplicate]

I am attempting to use bind9 on my linux VPS to "host" the zone files for my domain name. My confusion is that my VPS's hostname is that domain name. If a client were to look up ns1.mydomain.com and ...
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Can I remove these DNS zones?

I manage a server without a cpanel, I installed Webmin on it. And under Bind settings I have these zones: "Root zone" "0" "0000::1" "127.0.0.1" "mydomain.com" "localhost" ...
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dig: “Transfer failed.”

INPUT: dig +multiline google.com axfr OUTPUT: ; <<>> DiG 9.7.3-RedHat-9.7.3-1.fc14 <<>> +multiline google.com axfr ;; global options: +cmd ; Transfer failed. What am I ...
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Using a cname for root/apex DNS zone loses MX records

DNS is hosted with Media Temple - I mentioning this only because I am curious if my logic is wrong or if this is specific to the way the Media Temple front end is translating input from the edit form ...
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BIND: how to delegate subzone to other DNS server?

I'm in the process of migrating from a workgroup served by a BIND9 DNS server, to a AD Domain based on Windows Server 2008 R2, and I'd like to keep using the BIND server until the AD infrastructure is ...
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Is it possible to define a block in a zone file as constant in Dynamic DNS (using bind)?

bind mangles my zone file every time a DNS update is done. If defining a block as constant isn't possible, is it possible to have 2 or more zone files describing one domain? The intent being one zone ...
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BIND no longer responds to AXFR Requests

Recently we moved our primary external DNS server. It has three caching DNS slaves in front of it provided by our ISP. They've told us they've started getting access denied requests when doing zone ...
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How do I write a zonefile so that DNS changes do not have latency?

I need to test various DNS changes on my domain which require that the zone file changes I make are updated quickly. I'm a bit confused between Refresh, Retry, Expire and TTL values. Which is the ...
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How to copy DNS zones from Slicehost to DNSmadeasy

It seems that Slicehost DNS doesn't offer AXFR, but it does have an API. I have about 20 domains in Slicehost DNS and I'd like to automate the export process if possible. I've been trying to figure ...
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bind zone file setup for dns round robin

I would like to set up load balancing for my website using DNS round robin. My DNS is managed by my own CentOS 6 server running bind. I added the following into my zone file: @ ...
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How do I install and use the cli53 tools on Windows?

I'm trying to find the simplest way to import a large number of BIND zone files in to Route 53. I've had a quick look at the AWS CLI and AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell but they don't seem to include ...
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“zone has no NS records” error while setting up subdomain

I'm following this tutorial: http://groups.drupal.org/node/16862 to setup sub-domain on my ubuntu machine. In step III, I use the same db.mydev as the tutorial except the IP: mydev. 86400 IN SOA ...
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MX lookup failed

This is a part of my dns-zone file: ;; MX Records mx.domain.de. 300 IN MX 1 direct.domain.de. ;; CNAME Records www.domain.de. 300 IN CNAME domain.de. mail.domain.de. 300 IN CNAME ...
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bind: what is the zonefile SOA RR grammar?

It's been a few days that I am doing my best to properly understand the bind9 official documentation: http://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/cur/9.7/doc/arm/Bv9ARM.html There are many bind9 tutorials out ...
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BIND: one forward, multiple reverse?

How do I deal with the case where a domain has addresses in more than one subnet? EG: (bob.com) joe.bob.com A 14400 10.20.0.10 jim.bob.com A 14400 10.20.0.11 mary.bob.com A 14400 ...
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Problem zone file configuration bind9

this is my configuration file zone $TTL 604800 @ IN SOA SH.globaltic.tk. root.globaltic.tk. ( 2011052501 ;serial ...
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Clarification of why DNS zone files require NS records

This question was originally asked here: Why do DNS zone files require NS records? To summarise: "When I go to my registrar and purchase example.com , I will tell my registrar that my nameservers are ...
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Wrong IP address in ssh restart

I've just set up a second vps (s2.example.com) and when trying to restart SSH I'm getting the following error: "The authenticity of host 'restart (xxx.xxx.xxx.74)' can't be established." The IP ...
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Gmail DNS Settings - Do I need CNAME and an A Record?

I'm just a little confused... I'm using Gmail for my mail service, and have followed their instructions. I wanted to allow users to access their email via mail.mydomain.com, but just hoping to get a ...
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How can I make site.co site.com site.in site.info site.me all point to the same hosting provider

I have several top level domains registered, how do I make all these domains point to one single domain through DNS (is this possible or should I do a redirect?) i.e. my site.info is up an running ...
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Zone File for my own domain on my own server

I recently aquired a domain from GoDaddy, but find their zone file editing rather bad, since it won't let me do double subdomains, like bb.api.example.com, which are possible, since other web hosts ...
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DNS Zones: criteria to create new zone delegations

If I'm not wrong, within a domain name a company owns, their administrators have complete freedom to create as many cuts (zone delegations) inside the domain tree as he wants, but, inside his own ...
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MX Subzone DNS Setup on xname.org

I've a zone example.tld configured with a wildcard CNAME (1&1), A records (custom & 1&1), MX records (1&1), and a subzone record (NS) pointing to ns1.xname.org. I've configured the ...
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Performance issue on solaris 10 zone. Multiple pollsyscalls

We have slow running JAVA program on a Solaris 10 Zone. I ran a truss on the pid and noticed following messages getting generated even when program is not doing anything: pollsys(0x00000000, 0, ...
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My reverse zone doesn't work

I'm trying to configure my reverse zones on Centos server. I've read many articles and it looks like I'm doing everything right and don't know what to check or fix next. The following is a part of my ...
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PTR record created, but not found

We are a small ISP, using linux DNS servers. Recently a client has asked us to create a rDNS zone for a specific IP address, which is used for a mail server. They keep getting message failures for ...
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Overwrite SOA expiry in a bind9 slave name server.

I run a slave name server of a domain that I do not have full control over (i.e. changing the SOA is not possibly). The SOA specifies an expiry time of one week. For various reasons, I’d like to ...
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How can I configure BIND that it FORWARDS lookups to an internet dns

I would like to configure BIND that I have a few "local" zones with manual entries and all other lookups should be forwarded to an external internet dns. How can I do that? Maybe I'm absolutely ...
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DNS Zone Info - Old Info Failed to Update with Nameserver Switch

Is the DNS Zone info determined by (or stored at) the host server or the registrar? I just had a DNS zone issue where some of the old host's manually-updated DNS Zone info was carried through (or ...
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DNS forwarder and zone transfer to the same servers

I have a bind server running which is authoritative for one domain say ab.dc.example.com and it is a forward only dns server. It will forward all requests other than ab.dc.example.com to a set of ...
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DNS Server using bind on CentOS - does not resolve

I am trying to setup a DNS for a standard lan zone. I have now read every bit of info available but still the DNS server does not resolve with nslookup or dig e.g. "nslookup router.local.lan" => ** ...
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Dynamically update DNS zones and records correctly?

Using Bind9 i wish to be able to update both zones and the records of the zones without interrupting the service, as in restarting. I've used nsupdate to control the records but now I'm looking into ...
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using TSIG how to add zone named configuration file?

Ive set up 2 dns servers. using tsig can someone tell me or direct me to a how to for adding zone to named.conf or named.conf.local file automatically? i mean if i add a zone in named.conf and file of ...
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dns zone transfer to solaris slave

i'm running bind9 as a primary DNS-server for a private zone on debian gnu/linux, and everything is happy. the namserver is working at IP X.X.X.X1, $ dig foo.zoneA @dns.zoneA ; <<>> DiG ...
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Zone file explaination, DNS?

I have a question regardin this Zone file from wikipedia.com " $ORIGIN example.com. ; designates the start of this zone file in the namespace $TTL 1h ; default expiration time of ...
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Add an intranet ip address to security zone programatically?

I have an ASP.NET application and have published to our company's intranet. Problem I have here is getting 350 computers to add the site's IP address (ie: 123.1.1.123) to the Local Intranet trusted ...
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Add site to Internet Explorer Security Zone in GP without deleting all other settings

What I have figured out is this: GP: User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Site to Zone Assignment list. If I enable it, and add a site ...
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PTR record only added on IP owner side? no in DNS Zone files?

i wanted to add PTR record, to my domain so the reverse IP is in PTR points to my nameserver. So on my hosting IP provider i set my nameserver for the IP and it now shows in PTR (i used this ...