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Recommendations for DNS SOA Values

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author Peter Koch
Last updated 1999-06-29
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The configuration and maintainance of DNS zones offer many degrees of freedom and thus several opportunities of making mistakes. Most DNS zones today are small and have to be set up and maintained by non- experts. This document gives recommendations on which values to use for the SOA resource record of small, stable DNS zones to aid novice administartors and to contribute to DNS stability end efficiency.


Peter Koch

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