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    Question 10 character limit on DNS A record entry?

    I have a RedHat DNS server running, but when I try to add an entry with more than 10 characters, it doesn't work.

    Running RedHat 5.7

    I'm editing /var/named/mydomain.db

    I've got several entries, but this one that is over 10 characters and it doesn't seem to work. When I try to ping from another workstation, I get "Unknown host". I am able to ping the IP.

    I'm very new to Linux, though I've been in IT for a while. Please bear with me, but I will try to ask intelligent questions.

    30 minutes of Googling didn't seem to yield any results, but perhaps I'm not searching for the right thing. Can anyone point me in the right direction?



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    Linux Guru Lazydog's Avatar
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    Check the zone file for errors with

    named-checkzone <zonefile>
    First you want to ensure you didn't make any mistakes with the new entry.


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