[Pdns-users] Question about SOA record and periods
alanm at vcn.bc.ca
Wed May 14 05:29:27 UTC 2003
I am new to the list and PowerDNS. I had a search through the archives and
documentation, but did not the answer to my questions, so hopefully someone
here can help me out?
First, regarding the SOA record: I notice in the example provided in the
documnetation, the SOA record that gets inserted into the MySQL database
looks like this:
localhost ahu at ds9a.nl 1
where 'localhost' is the host to query (I think), 'ahu at ds9a.nl' is the
administrator's email address, and '1' is the serial. Okay, easy enough to
When I run the 'zone2sql' tool on my zone records here (BIND9), however, there
is extra information after the serial, namely the 'refresh', 'retry',
'expire', and 'default_ttl' values.
1. I assume these values are not strictly necessary, since they do not seem
to be included in the example provided. However, if they are included, will
these values be honoured, or are they just simply ignored, and therefore best
left out altogether?
2. Does PowerDNS use defaults for these values somewhere in it's code?
Okay, second, with regards to the use of periods. Again, in the examples in
the documentation, I do not notice the use of periods when entering the MX
server data, NS data, etc.
1. Are the use of these periods basically a BIND affectation, and therefore
not necessary, or was this an error in the documentation?
2. If they are not necessary, will adding them to the data in the database
have any effect (detrimental or otherwise)?
Thank you, in advance, for your help.
Alan Murrell <alanm at vcn.bc.ca>
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