Need help with running my own authorative DNS server for a couple of domains

Posted on 2004-04-26
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
Hi Guys

I've registered a domain, foo.com and asked my registrar to register two DNS servers, ns0.foo.com and ns1.foo.com.

When a do a WHOIS on my domain, I see both ns0.foo.com and ns1.foo.com (on different IP's) as the name servers, as expected.

What configuration do I need to make to BIND on my master zone?

My current zone record looks like this...

$ttl 38400
foo.com.      IN      SOA      servername.foo.com. hostmaster.foo.com. (
                  38400 )
foo.com.      IN      NS      servername.bim7.com.

Do I need to add the NS records for ns0.foo.com and ns1.foo.com?

I know what I need to do with MX and A records for mail and web site, but I'm confused about NS records. What do I need to create? Should I create an A record to ns0.foo.com and ns1.foo.com as well as an NS record?

Any information much appreciated.

Question by:localgareth
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da99rmd earned 1000 total points
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My zone file liks like this:
; Zone file for trollis.net
; The full zone file
@       IN      SOA     foo.net. hostmaster.foo.net. (
                        2004022702      ; serial, todays date + todays serial #
                        8H              ; refresh, seconds
                        2H              ; retry, seconds
                        4W              ; expire, seconds
                        1D )            ; minimum, seconds
                NS      ns              ; Inet Address of name server
                NS      ns2
                MX      10 mail.foo.net.    ; Primary Mail Exchange
                MX      20 mail2.foo.net.
ns              IN A       (IP)
ns2             IN A       (IP)
mail            IN A       (IP)
mail2          IN A        (IP)
; Clents
client1         IN A       (IP)
; THis will make *.foo.net come to one ip
@               IN A       (IP)

You should make a reverse lookup for you domain.
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