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HINFO - Host Information

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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 (Page 206 / 214).

The standard for a Windows PC is "INTEL-386" / "WIN32".

You can use the HINFO-record in the Raw form only on our servers. The format in which to enter the data is as follows:

Raw form:
@ 43200 HINFO "INTEL-386" "win32"

Where @ is the root zone name, 43200 is the TTL, INTEL-386 is the CPU type and the WIN32 is the OS.

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