This chapter is almost a mini-book in itself. Before we dive into its mind-numbing depths, let’s take a quick breather to answer the most common DNS question: How do you add a new host to a network that’s already using DNS? The following recipe shows you how to do it by copying and modifying the existing records for a similar computer—templatehost.my.domain.
Step 1: Choose a hostname and IP address for the new machine in conjunction with local sysadmins or your upstream ISP (Internet service provider).
Step 2: Identify a similar machine on the same subnet. We’ll use that machine’s records as a model for our new ones.
Step 3: Log in to the master name server machine.
Step 4: Look through ...