HOSTS file configuration

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 16:03:50 MDT 2005


Matthew Ross Walker wrote:

>Hans Fugal wrote:
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>>>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.
>>
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>>
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>I typically do it in this order:
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>SOA
>NS Records
>A Record for Domain
>MX Records
>Everything else, in alphabetic order
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Ok thanks I'll try it, just as soon as I can figure out what the heck 
happened to my server.  Think I may have misconfigured shorewall, and 
now I can't get in.  Oh well life just sucks that way sometimes.



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