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Old 09-29-2008, 08:19 AM   #1
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Question How to validate SRV record:

Hi Frndz,
I'm running a dns server with bind version-9.2.4. Everything is going fine. But now I have added a SRV record to my DNS. My question is how I can validate that my DNS is serving properly and utilizing the SRV record for the specified domain.
I have already tried the following But .
My SRV record will look like this: IN SRV 1 92 80

Where the A record for the will look like this:
www IN A

When the user is typing in their browser it should get resolved through the SRV record and A record. But when my client is typing in their browser it's resulting with the error notifying that "The page cannot be displayed". But when they are typing it is getting resolved through A record properly.

nslookup results for SRV record from the server:

Address: service = 1 92 80

Any suggestions are most welcome...
Thanks a lot...

Old 10-01-2008, 12:33 AM   #2
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To have the bare domain name resolve as an A record, you need to create an A record named @, such as:

@ IN A

You can validate that your DNS server is resolving names with dig:


You need other techniques to verify the client is making the correct queries.


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