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Old 08-13-2001, 06:27 PM   #1
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Question DNS Bind Question

Help me point to is my personal domain that I control DNS for. is on a webserver on a different network in a different country. I have a user account, big, with a website,

What do I put on zone file to point that site to the big directory at

I have been trying to find an answer in O'reilly's DNS and Bind 4th Edition so if you'd like, refer me to the chapter or page.

I can accomplish this easy with Apache but I would rather do it through DNS so the trace route goes to

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For the zone

If you're using the shortened notation...
@ IN SOA     (
				and TTL;


	IN A's IP
www	IN A's IP
mail	IN A
Note the blanks ahead of the IN NS and IN A records. We are implying that we use the $ORIGIN (the zone name) in any lines that DON'T end in a dot. So "" implies "" and "www" implies "" etc... We could also have used
Code:		IN A		IN A		IN A and will point to, but since I left out the trailing "." on it will make "" point to - a common mistake.


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