Should A/MX/NS/SOA records have trailing "." ?

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Jim, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. Jim

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    Should the host records on my DNS server have a trailing . ? I have only
    one forward lookup zone that is
    Also there is a record in the SOA record -
    hostmaster does not exist on my LAN.
    Jim, Nov 8, 2007
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  2. Read inline please.

    Host records should not have a trailing dot. However, any record that points
    to a FQDN, such as MX, SOA, NS and especially CNAME records should have a
    trailing dot in the names they point to.
    Whether the e-mail address exists on your LAN or not, it is supposed to
    point to a valid e-mail address with a "." replacing the "@" symbol.

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