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Old 09-29-2008, 08:19 AM   #1
haariseshu
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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:
_http._tcp.example.com. IN SRV 1 92 80 www.example.com.

Where the A record for the www.example.com will look like this:
www IN A 10.1.1.80


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

nslookup results for example.com SRV record from the server:

#nslookup
>_http._tcp.example.com
Server: 10.1.1.1
Address: 10.1.1.1#53

_http._tcp.example.com service = 1 92 80 www.example.com.
>



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


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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 10.1.1.80

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

dig example.com

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


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