The localhost reverse-mapping file which this guide calls locahost.rev is supplied with the standard BIND distributions (typically called named.local in BIND distributions). This file should not need modification. This file lacks an $ORIGIN directive which might help clarify understanding.
The localhost.rev file maps the IP address 127.0.0.1 to the name 'localhost'.
$TTL 86400 ; ; could use $ORIGIN 0.0.127.IN-ADDR.ARPA. @ IN SOA localhost. root.localhost. ( 1997022700 ; Serial 3h ; Refresh 15 ; Retry 1w ; Expire 3h ) ; Minimum IN NS localhost. 1 IN PTR localhost.
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