DNS and DNS Zones and Zone Files Explained

DNS and DNS Zones and Zone Files Explained

http://www.steves-internet-guide.com/dns-zones-explained/ -Learn about DNS zones and zone files and how they relate to domains Understand master,slave,primary secondary DNS zones and zone transfer Complete beginner guide.

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28 Comments

  1. Kornelije Kovac on June 23, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Still don’t understand why it’s called a ‘zone’? That term is so generic, that it adds no meaning. Could it have been voided? What would be the real names for these files? Like the ‘license plates’ are called license plates instead of ‘zone plates’, or like ‘ID cards’ are called ID cards instead of ‘zone cards’.



  2. green white on June 23, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    1. The analogy with teams is understood. But you should draw parallels from teams to real-life DNS more verbose. It’s not clear now. I’m compelled to watch some other video to understand.
    2. What is Zone I didn’t understand.
    3. Thanks for hosts file explanation. This part was good



  3. Gom Pro on June 23, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    thanks for great video



  4. Dan Watkins on June 23, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    I’ve been working with DNS as a hostmaster for 5 years and I am searching for good explanations of zones vs domains. This video is just confusing, and parts, just flat WRONG. Particularly starting at 9:48, this not only added to my confusion, but clashes my understanding of zones vs domains. You cannot have a single "zone" that consists of just two subdomains (your "zone 2" in the diagram). Zone files start with an SOA record defining a single FQDN, of which the "D" means "domain". You would have to have two zone files, one for each subdomain…
    I CANNOT recommend this video to anyone.



  5. Ron lee on June 23, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    good explanation, precise and compact using Football teams as examples



  6. Mb Sajib Hossain on June 23, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    nice video



  7. Alexander Joseph on June 23, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    Very good analogy



  8. gxpn sans on June 23, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Hi Steve,

    It was a great explanation and analogy made to understand the concept in a simple way.
    I have a quick question, relating to the analogy.
    When Bill gets a request from a client, how does he knows that it has to be sent to John, Fred or Jane?
    Does the request will be sent to all the managers and they respond only if they have a team member?

    Thanks,
    Rithin



  9. Savage Scientist on June 23, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    That football analogy is really really great



  10. Neo V2RNA59Z on June 23, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    I’m more confused than before



  11. nuri yavuz on June 23, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Thanks for your brilliant explaination



  12. Hamdane on June 23, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Very good explanations and a good idea to compare to football teams. I like it very much. Thank you.



  13. anant gaonkar on June 23, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Very nicely explained!



  14. Michael Tichopád on June 23, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Good explanation and analogy. You can improve the sound/voice quality, but otherwise a solid video!



  15. CLIcoder on June 23, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    shitty example…



  16. omar diesel on June 23, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    A very good explanation that makes me amazed at how easy I understood everything! amazing work Steve, big support



  17. Zero G on June 23, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Thank You!



  18. Phúc Trần on June 23, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    Thanks you very much!



  19. spin abbus on June 23, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    What is a DNS zone?
    Me: Bill,Andy and Susan
    CONFUSED!!



  20. Yateen Gupta on June 23, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Crisp and clear. Not too deep, but gives a basic understanding of why and how DNS works. Thanks!!.



  21. Przemyslaw Wojnowski on June 23, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Omg for the first time, someone clearly explained logical idea of DNS zones and its files.

    Is there going to be second part how to configure them ?



  22. Lilly Zegarra on June 23, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    This is such a sloppy video it is difficult to tell what you wrote with the white background and if you think we can see anything you wrote well you’re wrong. I recommend that you watch your own videos before you put them online. It is disgusting to have some teach or tutor and can’t even make their videos visible to the public. Next time watch your video before putting it online.



  23. Noel Galer on June 23, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Sound volume is a little low, but I found I could get a vast improvement on Windows, by enabling ‘Loudness Equalisation’ in ‘Speakers properties’, ‘Enhancements’ within the ‘Sound’ applet of the ‘Control Panel’. However, this remains a truly excellent tutorial. I have subscribed and will be watching more of these. You could find yourself enjoying a coffee shortly…



  24. Alien X00 on June 23, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    very nice explanation ,clear and straight to the point ,well done



  25. Salaheddin AbuEin on June 23, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Thank you very much, Steve.



  26. jottaz1 on June 23, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Secondary zones are now called slave zones? I thought we were in the woke leftist snowflake era



  27. ZAFRAN ULLAH on June 23, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    Excellent Explanation



  28. Ron S on June 23, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    👍