Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.


  Search this Thread
Old 12-18-2003, 02:38 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: New Delhi, India
Distribution: RHEL AS 3/4, Windows XP
Posts: 546

Rep: Reputation: 31
Some queries related to DNS(bind)


I have some queries related to the Domain Name System (DNS)..and would appreciate if I could get them answered by anyone who has a better idea than me .....

Ques 1

When does there arise a need to create a sub-domain?

ques - 2

Whats the conceptual difference between a zone and a sub-domain?

ques -3

Suppose I have a host named 'amit' on a domain ''; Then, do i refer to that host as ''? ( i.e assign it a FQDN? )

Or will the domain name '' be appended automatically at the end of the hostname 'amit' ?

ques - 4

When does there arise a need to divide a domain in multiple zones?

I would appreciate if someone could give practical examples from the real-world...

(by the way , these r my own queries and not any homework or so...i've just put them ques by ques for easy discussion...)

Thanx and Regards,

Old 12-19-2003, 03:05 AM   #2
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: San Jose
Distribution: Redhat WS 3
Posts: 410

Rep: Reputation: 30
Here is some information that I found helpful:

The Oreilly books are the bibles and would be the best resource, which you can buy or paid subscribe to Safari bookshelf and have access to the books online at

Also checkout the Links Library on

and comp.protocols.dns.bind newsgroup via which you can search


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DISCUSSION: Configure BIND DNS to Answer Active Directory Queries ghight LinuxAnswers Discussion 1 07-04-2007 09:46 AM
ipv6 queries to dns peacebwitchu AIX 0 11-10-2005 06:57 PM
Runaway queries in BIND mj.fear Linux - Newbie 1 11-06-2005 01:09 PM
iptables - not broadcasting for dns queries raven02 Linux - Networking 1 06-08-2004 11:47 PM
DNS Queries lcplutz@wincor Linux - Networking 2 06-04-2004 06:59 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:19 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration