Resource Record Abbreviations
Resource Record Types
This page shows matching terms for Resource Record abbreviations to their corresponding Resource record descriptions:
- NS (Name Server): Declares a name server for a zone
- SOA (State of Authority): Sets basic parameters for a zone
- MX (Mail Exchange): Defines a mail exchange host
- A (Address): Specifies a name-to-address mapping
- CNAME (Canonical Name): Defines an alias for a host
- PTR (Pointer): Specifies an address-to-name mapping
- HINFO (Host Information): Describes the architecture and operating system of a host in the database
Linux System Administration
System Information Record (HINFO)
Allows definition of the Hardware type and Operating System (OS) in use at a host. For security reasons these records are rarely used on public servers.
If a space exists in the field it must be enclosed in quotes. Single space between Hardware and OS parameters.
owner-name ttl class rr Hardware OS
IN HINFO PC-Intel-700mhz "Redhat Linux 7.1"
A HINFO-record specifies the host/server's type of CPU and operating system.
This information can be used by application protocols such as FTP, which use special procedures when communicating with computers of a known CPU and operating system type. Standard CPU and operating system types are defined in RFC1700.
To create a new HINFO-record, right-click a zone in the left list in the DNS Records window, and select "Other new record" from the pop-up menu.
This record type is defined in RFC1035.