Creating a new subdomain vs. child dns entry

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Brillmike, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. Brillmike

    Brillmike Guest

    I have an internal SMTP server that needs to receive mail relayed from my
    exchange server. my exhange smtp mail is @company.com. I want to create a
    smtp connector that relays all mail sent to @mail.company.com to another non
    exchange SMTP server for an internal application.

    What do i need to set up in DNS for the A record mail.company.com to work?
     
    Brillmike, Aug 17, 2007
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  2. Brillmike

    Herb Martin Guest

    For RESOLUTION by clients these are virtually indistinguishable but
    if you DELEGATE to a Child Zone you can put the DNS for that
    child zone on a different DNS server (set) and have it (possibly)
    administrated
    by different Admins.

    If you make the name a SubDomain within the parent name Zone (i.e., Same
    Zone) then you will have those names on EXACTLY the same set of DNS
    servers as the main or parent zone since it is literally part of that zone.

    Zones are the Administrative Divisions of the DNS namespace -- subdomains
    are commonly Delegate to different zones but that is NOT a requirement.

    That is NOT (really) a DNS question but a configuration in your Exchange
    server
    (and in you other SMTP Server).
    Simply that. If you need an "A record" then you add an A record, so
    presumably
    you meant something else by the question, perhaps what I covered above OR
    you may need to ask a follow-up question to clarify....


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    Herb Martin, Aug 25, 2007
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  3. I do allways make another zone for subdomain. It is more flexible. I suggest
    you to use let say company.com zone for everything in this zone. And
    mail.company.com zone for things related to mail.company.com.
    Especiali if you wil create MX recrod for mail.company.com.
    I always do a new zone and I have no problems.

    Luka
     
    Luka Manojlovic, Aug 25, 2007
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  4. Brillmike

    Herb Martin Guest

    Yes it is more "flexible" but making it a rule to ALWAYS do this is
    also inefficient of the admins time and attention; having to setup
    replication individually for a separate Zone that is going to be
    managed exactly like the parent on the same set of servers is
    not useful.
    None of the records really care whether it is a separate or same zone.

    The issue is do you wish a DIFFERENT "set of Admins" or a DIFFERENT
    "set of Servers" or wish to have different "Zone Properties" for the child
    domain -- if you do, then it should be a DIFFERENT zone, but if you wish
    all of the above to be the SAME then you are wasting your time.

    1) Admins
    2) Servers
    3) Zone properties

    .... are the key.


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    Herb Martin, Aug 29, 2007
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  5. I think you are perfectly right... But it happened to me often than after
    adding one host in a week or two users went out with other ideas and
    suddenly there were alot of records. :) So I decited to "torture" me only
    the first time. It is true, that if you need only one record its better to
    add it to existent zone as it is / it works the same.

    Luka
     
    Luka Manojlovic, Aug 30, 2007
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  6. Brillmike

    Herb Martin Guest

    Again it is NOT about "how many records" but rather if you need any of
    the following to be DIFFERENT:

    1) Servers which hold the child domain/zone

    2) Admins who are responsible

    3) Properties for a separate zone rather than the same domain/subdomain
     
    Herb Martin, Aug 30, 2007
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