Chapter 13. Zone File Reference

This chapter is intended to be a reference for zone file directives and resource records. Table 13-1 contains a list of all current RRs defined by IANA (, their support status within BIND and Windows DNS software, the RFCs that define them, and a very brief description of the RR type. This provides you with a quick overview of the formidable list of RRs available and will enable you to browse them more effectively. This chapter features descriptions of the syntax for each directive and resource record; in most cases their use is illustrated with one or more examples.

RRs have two representations: a textual form, in which they appear in a zone file as described in this chapter, ...

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