Name Server Operations Guide for BIND Release 4.9.5 : Files
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6. Files

The name server uses several files to load its data base. This section covers the files and their formats needed for named.

6.1. Boot File

6.1.1. Domain
6.1.2. Directory
6.1.3. Primary Service
6.1.4. Secondary Service
6.1.5. Stub Service
6.1.6. Cache Initialization
6.1.7. Forwarders
6.1.8. Slave Servers
6.1.9. Nonrecursive Servers
6.1.10. Query Logging
6.1.11. Inverse Query Pseudosupport
6.1.12. Setting Name Server Limits
6.1.13. Zone Transfer Restrictions
6.1.14. Sorting Addresses
6.1.15. Bogus Name Servers
6.1.16. Segmented Boot Files

6.2. Resolver Configuration

6.3. Cache Initialization File

6.3.1. root.cache

6.4. Domain Data Files

6.4.1. hosts
6.4.2. hosts.rev
6.4.3. named.local

6.5. Standard Resource Record Format

6.5.1. $INCLUDE
6.5.2. $ORIGIN
6.5.3. SOA - Start Of Authority
6.5.4. NS - Name Server
6.5.5. A - Address
6.5.6. HINFO - Host Information
6.5.7. WKS - Well Known Services
6.5.8. CNAME - Canonical Name
6.5.9. PTR - Domain Name Pointer
6.5.10. MX - Mail Exchange
6.5.11. TXT - Text
6.5.12. RP - Responsible Person
6.5.13. AFSDB - DCE or AFS Server
6.5.14. PX - Pointer to X.400/RFC822 mapping information

6.6. Discussion about the TTL

6.7. About ``secure zones''

6.8. About Hesiod, and HS-class Resource Records

6.9. Sample Files

6.9.1. Boot Files
6.9.2. Remote Server / DNS Client
6.9.3. root.cache
6.9.4. named.local
6.9.5. host.rev
6.9.6. Hosts

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