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Newbe question: What's an A entrey

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by juanjoder, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. juanjoder

    juanjoder Registered

    Mar 24, 2004
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    OK, its an Address entry, but why should I add one for my name server?
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  2. SarcNBit

    SarcNBit Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2003
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    Because it is an address entry :)

    I suggest picking up a copy of the bible.

    I would also suggest (not the best read but free) that you take a look at IETF RFCs 1034 and 1035 (with 1035 defining the A RR type).

    An A record allows systems to derive an IP address from a hostname so that traffic can be routed along the internet.

    If you are asking why you would want to maintain a local copy of an A record, then the answer would be to reduce network traffic and latency (read better performance).

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