localhost in zonefile?
Dave Morton Dave.Morton at ecrc.de
Wed Aug 11 13:11:35 CEST 1993
> >Gentlebeings - > Forgive the intrusion, but I have a DNS question that I think you should >be able to provide a definitive answer on (something I can't get from other >sources). The question is this: should I have an entry such as > >localhost A 127.0.0.1 > >in a zonefile? This seems to me somewhat silly, but I have seen examples in >various places showing it. Also, I've been told that HP-UX v9 breaks if it isn't >in. Hi Arthur, Don't know about HP_UX but it's generally recommeded to have this in so you don't get surpises, after all, it's your loopback (local) host and you are authorative for it, none else, including root servers. You'll also need a: IN PTR localhost. in there as well. an idea might also be to stick in a: loghost IN CNAME localhost. for the worst case as well. Cheers, Dave
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