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Re: Underscores in host names

  • Date: Thu May 19 11:04:45 2005

Hmm, they've always teached to me that . (dot) at the end of hostnames indicates the (hidden) Root domain:[Root]

And my teachers always said that we don't need to write the final . because every domain belongs to the Root domain.

As for DNS servers for the Root domain, they are the reason for putting that "hint" files into our /var/named directory, "non"?


Marlon Borba, CISSP

Marlon Borba, CISSP.

"Por que 100? Bastaria
um se eu estivesse errado!"
--Albert Einstein, sobre o livro dos nazistas
"100 cientistas contra Einstein".
>>> "Peter & Karin Dambier" <[email protected]> 05/19/05 9:00 AM >>>
Because programmes like
check_soa from the O'Reilly book "DNS and BIND" or
believe it makes sense to force a dot at the end of
every name they look up.

There are nameservers in the root zone file that DNS will
not find. /etc/hosts is the only way to get them.
Dont forget to have both names with and without dot.