HOSTS file configuration

Matthew Ross Walker matt at thebraingarden.com
Tue Sep 13 15:50:02 MDT 2005


Hans Fugal wrote:
>>I can't seem to find anything about the "traditional" order for a hosts 
>>file.  If someone could, post one that would be great.
>>Anyways thanks for the help.
> 
> 
> Well I don't know that there would be, but generally people do the SOA,
> the A record for example.com (where example.com is your domain), and
> then things like NS and MX records. Finally they do the hosts. There's
> nothing magic about this though, it just happens to A) make more sense,
> and B) allow you to use a few tricks that cut down on the typing.
> 

I typically do it in this order:

SOA
NS Records
A Record for Domain
MX Records
Everything else, in alphabetic order
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