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This file supplied with the standard distributions (this file is typically called localhost.zone in BIND distributions) is a model of brevity and very cryptic! Comments have been added to clarify the definitions. This file should not need modification.
The master.localhost file maps the name 'localhost' to the local or loopback address (127.0.0.1). It is used by many system programs.
$TTL 86400 ; 24 hours could have been written as 24h $ORIGIN localhost. ; line below = localhost 1D IN SOA localhost root.localhost @ 1D IN SOA @ root ( 2002022401 ; serial 3H ; refresh 15 ; retry 1w ; expire 3h ; minimum ) @ 1D IN NS @ 1D IN A 127.0.0.1
3 reverse map
4 dns types
5 install bind
8 dns records
12 bind api's
13 dns security
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