[oclug] newbie more questions part 2
wisq-oclug at wisq.net
Sun Mar 6 14:05:37 EST 2005
On Sun, Mar 06, 2005 at 05:04:10AM +0000, ed stuckems wrote:
> Anyway, I managed to get the server to issue names in the '.' zone.
What I found interesting when I did it was that it was pretty much
entirely the same as issuing names in any other zone.
Guess DNS really is just an arbitrary-depth system, with an agreed-
upon Internet-wide authority managing the higher layers.
> I found a copy of the O'Reilly "DNS and Bind" which helped a bit.
> The most interesting section of the book was part that discusses the
> abbreviations/short-cuts in the zone files. The short cuts appear
> to make it very easy to move names from one zone to another. I
> guess that's why the abbreviations/short-cuts were created in the
> first place.
Yes. $ORIGIN and $TTL are nice. I especially like how bind defaults
$ORIGIN to the zone in question, such that I can use a single
'generic' zonefile for a lot of identical zones.
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