internet.com
You are in the: Small Business Computing Channelarrow View Sites +
Small Business Technology
» ECommerce-Guide | Small Business Computing | Webopedia | WinPlanet |  »Close
Webopedia.com
Enter a word for a definition... ...or choose a computer category.
 
 

menu
   Home
   Term of the Day
   New Terms
   Pronunciation
   New Links
   Quick Reference
   Did You Know?
   Search Tool
   Tech Support
   Webopedia Jobs
   About Us
   Link to Us
   Advertising
  

talk to us
   Submit a URL
   Suggest a Term
   Report an Error

internet.com
Developer
Downloads
International
Internet Lists
Internet News
Internet Resources
IT
Linux/Open Source
Personal Technology
Small Business
Windows Technology
xSP Resources
Search internet.com
Advertise
Corporate Info
Newsletters
Tech Jobs
E-mail Offers
commerce
  Be a Commerce Partner
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Start of Authority
Last modified: Monday, January 12, 2004 

Abbreviated SOA, a type of resource record that is used by the Domain Name System (DNS). Every domain name has an SOA record in its database that indicates basic properties of the domain and the zone that the domain is in. The SOA record contains:
  • The host name for the primary name server for the zone.
  • An e-mail address of the person who is responsible for the domain.
  • The serial number for the zone.
  • The refresh interval. This is how often, in seconds, the secondary name servers check with the primary name server to see if any changes have been made to the domain's zone file.
  • The time, in seconds, a secondary server waits before retrying a failed zone transfer. This time is typically less than the refresh interval.
  • The time, in seconds, before a secondary server stops responding to queries, or "expires" a zone, after a lapsed refresh interval where the zone was not refreshed or updated.
  • The minimum time-to-live (TTL). This value is supplied in query responses by servers for the zone to inform others how long they should cache a resource record provided in an answer.

E-mail this definition to a colleague


For internet.com pages about Start of Authority . Also check out the following links!

Related Links

related categories

Domain Name System

Internet

related terms

DNS

domain

domain name

Domain Name Server

name server


webopedia
Give Us Your
Feedback


Start of Authority Products :


Top Store Offers:
The Sports Authority  25.99These Gill Athletics indoor starting blocks are designed for indoor use. Your foot pressure on the flaps provides a non-slip start so no nails, pins o...
The Sports Authority  169.99The Gill Athletics collegiate starting block is designed for high-level competition with an aircraft aluminum construction and extra-wide pedals with ...
The Sports Authority  299.99The Gill Athletics Fusion I starting block boasts wide pedals and a measuring and marking system that allows you to get the desired width and front an...
The Sports Authority  479.99This Gill Athletics Scholastic starting block cart easily carries up to 10 starting blocks at a time. It showcases a strong, all-steel construction wi...
The Sports Authority  169.99The Port a Pit Elite starting block is features a cast-aluminum construction with 4-angle adjustable pedals and a durable, polished chrome rail. It co...

Compare all matches:
317 Store Offers



JupiterWeb networks:

internet.comearthweb.comDevx.com graphics.com

Search JupiterWeb:

Jupitermedia Corporation has three divisions:
Jupiterimages, JupiterWeb and JupiterResearch


Legal Notices, Licensing, Reprints, & Permissions, Privacy Policy.

Jupitermedia Corporate Info | Newsletters | Tech Jobs | Shopping | E-mail Offers