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9.2. The FreeIPA-Generated DNS File

To help create and configure a suitable DNS setup, the FreeIPA installation script creates a sample zone file. During the installation, FreeIPA displays a message similar to the following:
Sample zone file for bind has been created in /tmp/
If a DNS server is already configured in the network, then the configuration in the FreeIPA-generated file can be added to the existing DNS zone file. This allows FreeIPA clients to find LDAP and Kerberos servers that are required for them to participate in the FreeIPA domain. For example, this DNS zone configuration is created for an FreeIPA server with the KDC and DNS servers all on the same machine in the EXAMPLE.COM realm:
; ldap servers
_ldap._tcp              IN SRV 0 100 389

;kerberos realm
_kerberos               IN TXT EXAMPLE.COM

; kerberos servers
_kerberos._tcp          IN SRV 0 100 88
_kerberos._udp          IN SRV 0 100 88
_kerberos-master._tcp   IN SRV 0 100 88
_kerberos-master._udp   IN SRV 0 100 88
_kpasswd._tcp           IN SRV 0 100 464
_kpasswd._udp           IN SRV 0 100 464