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Domain Name Service and zone file

fliker09fliker09 Posts: 39
edited October 2017 in LFS211 Class Forum

Both in course material at 6.17 and in Lab 6, Exercise 6.2 where is admin.example.com. in SOA line. What for?

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  • lee42xlee42x Posts: 118
    edited September 2017

    Thank you for the question. 

    The "admin.example.com" in the SOA line is the email address of the adminitsrator.  The "@ is used as an indication of the origin" in the DNS files and it cannot be used in the email address. In our configuration, if the DNS needed to inform the administratior of this domain something, it would translate "admin.example.com" to "[email protected]" then send the email.

    On page 6-18 we mention the control or data fields for the SOA record. More information is available in the RFC1035. 

  • fliker09fliker09 Posts: 39
    edited September 2017

    Oh, yes, indeed in 6.18 there is such info, thanks for pointing out! Does it matter the order of admin mail and primary name server?

    Also, what does mean "if the DNS needed to inform the administratior of this domain something, it would translate "admin.example.com" to "[email protected]" then send the email"? You mean a human being will do the translation and send email?

  • lee42xlee42x Posts: 118
    edited September 2017

    Yes, the order is very important the DNS server code does the translation so it knows that the second field after the SOA identified is the email address and to make the character replacement of the first "." to be a "@" when the DNS sends the email.

  • fliker09fliker09 Posts: 39
    edited September 2017

    Thanks for explanation!

    It seems that a correction is needed for 6.18 - Admin email is mentioned first. And may be mention the fact about the strict order?

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