Network Administration: BIND Zone Files
Each zone for which your DNS server is authoritative should have a zone file, named domain.zone and located in the /var/named directory. If you like to edit DNS records directly, you can create this file yourself. Or you can use the point-and-click interface of the Fedora BIND configuration tool to automatically create the file.
Here’s a typical zone file, named lowewriter.com.zone:
$TTL 86400 @ IN SOA ns207.pair.com. root.localhost ( 2 ; serial 28800 ; refresh 7200 ; retry 604800 ; expire 86400 ; ttl ) IN NS ns000.ns0.com. IN NS ns207.pair.com. @ IN MX 1 sasi.pair.com. www IN A 126.96.36.199
The following table lists the most common types of records that appear in zone files.
|SOA||Start Of Authority||Identifies a zone.|
|NS||Name Server||Identifies a name server that is authoritative for the
|A||Address||Maps a fully qualified domain name to an IP address.|
|CNAME||Canonical Name||Creates an alias for a fully qualified domain name.|
|MX||Mail Exchange||Identifies the mail server for a domain.|
|PTR||Pointer||Maps an IP address to a fully qualified domain name for reverse