Michael David Crawford wrote:
Valentin and Olivier, Thank you very much for your kind help.I think what I needed were *both* NS and GLUE records. The NS record establishes a host as a nameserver, and the GLUE record allows the name server's own domain name to be within the domain it is the name server for - that is, GLUE records prevent infinite loops when looking up the domain it is a part of.
Yes and no.Glue records make it possible to find the the NS in the first place; you're avoiding a broken chain rather than any risk of loops.
zone for example.com mydomain IN NS ns.mydomain.example.com. zone for mydomain.example.com IN NS ns.mydomain.example.com. ns IN A 188.8.131.52If you have the above, you've properly delegated the mydomain.example.com zone to ns.mydomain.example.com, but you'll never reach anything in that zone, as the only A record for the server is in the zone you're trying to find the server for, and you have no idea where that server is...
So you have to put a ns.mydomain.example.com. IN A 184.108.40.206record in the example.com zone so that recursive lookups can find that one critical address and access the mydomain zone. That's the glue record.
-- --Jon Radel j...@radel.com
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