Stand Alone Internet DNS Only?

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Joe, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. Joe

    Joe Guest

    So the Zone name doesn't matter

    [So presumably that would be Madgig.com but tomorrow
    (or in a few minutes) you could add ANOTHER zone and
    call it pretty much anything you wish (that works for you)
    such as Madgig.loc, or Private.tst or even SomeDomain.com

    That server can hold as many ZONES as you wish.

    Each ZONE is roughly equivalent to what most people think
    of as a DOMAIN (but there is a slight different between the
    meaning of zone and DNS domain).]

    So when I would add a web site the zone doesn't have to be a domain name but
    we do this to help remember?

    Thanks
    Joe



     
    Joe, Apr 11, 2006
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  2. Joe

    Herb Martin Guest

    Well, it matters to YOU, but not to DNS.

    You are creating a zone because you need to server
    or resolve names for that zone.

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    Herb Martin, Apr 11, 2006
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  3. Joe

    Joe Guest

    Thanks million Herb!

    I will need to ask just another question here.

    so how would you add the domain if the ZONE doesn't match the Domain Name
    for resolution to an IP?

     
    Joe, Apr 11, 2006
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  4. Joe

    Herb Martin Guest

    The above doesn't really make sense so I am going
    to GUESS what you really wanted to ask:

    The ZONE must mast the domain name because that
    is essentially what a ZONE is. You add the zone
    for the domain name that you wish to service.

    I SUSPECT you mean, "What if the Zone name doesn't
    match the DNS server name?"

    I have actually answered this several times; the name of
    the zones on a DNS server have (technically) NOTHING
    to do with the name or domain of the server itself.

    This may be confusing you because it is COMMON (not
    ever required, and certainly not always the case) that a
    DNS server is in the domain for which it is hosting a
    SINGLE zone.

    The moment a DNS server hosts multiple zones its own
    name it really going to only be in ONE of those zones and
    a single DNS server can host hundreds or thousands of
    zones, most of which have nothing to do with its own name.

    ISPs do this ALL the time.

    For most Windows Admins though, they domain name for
    the server is the same as their FIRST zone so the names
    MIGHT (accidentally, coincidently) be the same.

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    Herb Martin, Apr 12, 2006
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  5. Joe

    Joe Guest

    Thank you Herb

    you have been madnificent!
    I completely understand now thanks to your patience and kindness to help me.

    Thanks again
    Joe

     
    Joe, Apr 12, 2006
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  6. Joe

    Herb Martin Guest

    You are welcome.

    We actual helping people who want to learn.

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    Herb Martin, MCSE, MVP
    Accelerated MCSE
    http://www.LearnQuick.Com
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    Herb Martin, Apr 12, 2006
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