Re: Microsoft DNS under NT4 question...

Andras Tudos - Computronic, C3 ( (no email) )
Sun, 15 Jun 1997 11:39:47 +0200

At 23:53 1997.06.14. -0500, you wrote:
> I have a rather simple question that has been driving me nuts. In unix
>flavors of BIND, to set a machine to an A record reflecting the domain, you
>use a null (blank) record.
>Wow, that made no sense... ;) let me try to illustrate:
>I want a machine, let's call it MACHINE1 to respond to DOMAIN.COM. Not
>MACHINE1.DOMAIN.COM, but DOMAIN.COM. It's trivial in BIND, but doing so in
>M$ DNS causes an error in the error log and generally spits up all over
>itself. How the heck do you do it in M$ DNS?

If using DNS Manager: create an A record without specifying a machine name.

If editing the zone files:

@ IN A x.x.x.x (where x.x.x.x is the IP address of the machine)

Works without any problems.

Andras Tudos
Computronic, C3
Budapest, Hungary