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Newer page: version 4 Last edited on Monday, May 1, 2006 10:21:49 pm by LawrenceDoliveiro
Older page: version 3 Last edited on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 4:06:47 pm by MikeBeattie Revert
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-A NameServer that is Authoritative for a particular domain name , which means it is the target of an NS line in the zone file. 
+A NameServer that is authoritative for a particular DomainName , which means that anything it doesn't know about that domain, doesn't exist. Authoritative name servers are listed in NS lines in the initial part of the zone file. 
-Both [Primary|PrimaryNameServer] and [SecondaryNameServer]s are examples of [AuthoritativeNameServer]s  
+Standard DNS policy requires that every domain have at least two authoritative name servers. It is a good idea to have these machines in separate physical locations, to guard against accidents knocking both/all of them out at the same time.  
+The two kinds of authoritative name servers are [Primary|PrimaryNameServer] and [Secondary|SecondaryNameServer].