In Address Manager, DNS resource records describe the characteristics of a zone or sub-zone. Address Manager supports the following types of resource records.
|Resource Record Type
|Designates an IP address for a device. A new host requires a name and an IP address. Multiple addresses may exist for the same device.
|CNAME Alias Record
|Specifies an alias for a host name. The alias record type requires a name.
|TXT Text Record
|Associates arbitrary text with a host name. A text record includes name and text information. This record is used to support record types such as those used in Sender Policy Framework (SPF) e-mail validation.
|HINFO Host Info Record
|Specifies optional text information about a host. The host info record includes CPU and OS information.
|Defines services available within a zone, such as LDAP. A service record requires a name, priority, port, and weight. A lower priority value indicates precedence. The port value indicates the port on which the service is available. The weight value is used when multiple services have the same priority value; a higher weight value indicates precedence.
|Mail Exchanger Record
|Designates the host name and preference for a mail server or exchanger. An MX record requires a name and a priority value. Priorities with a lower numeric value are chosen first in assessing delivery options.
|NAPTR Naming Authority Pointer Record
|Specifies settings for applications, such as VoIP. These records are used in Address Manager to populate ENUM zones.
|The following generic record types are available: A, A6, AAAA, AFSDB, APL, CAA, CERT, DHCID, DNAME, DS, IPSECKEY, ISDN, KEY, KX, LOC, MB, MG, MINFO, MR, NS, NSAP, PTR, PX, RP, RT, SINK, SPF, SSHFP, TLSA, WKS, and X25. These records contain name, type, and value information.