[Pdns-users] CNAME and SOA-Problem

Martin List-Petersen martin at list-petersen.dk
Mon Jul 28 23:00:29 UTC 2003

On Mon, 2003-07-28 at 19:43, bert hubert wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 22, 2003 at 07:24:23PM +0200, G?nter Weber wrote:
> > Hash: SHA1
> > 
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I once wrote about my problem with pdns 2.9.10 and a special situation.
> > 
> > It is partially working, though problems do exist.
> > 
> > For understanding what i want to do, here is a short overview:
> > 
> > The main page should be reachable by http://www.domain.tld, which is an A-record.
> > Also by http://domain.tld, which i like to be a CNAME.
> Can't be done, sorry. A CNAME really means 'go see there', which causes
> heaps of trouble if you do it for the root of your domain.

Actually to explain that more precisly:

Let's say you have a host like this:
host  A
host  MX 10    host

then a CNAME like:
host2 CNAME    host

would not only replicate the A record, but all records, that "host" has.
That is the reason why CNAME not can co-exist with other records on the
same hostname, thus making it impossible to do a CNAME on domain.tld,
like you want.

Martin List-Petersen 
martin at list-petersen dot dk 
"and i actually like debian 2.0 that much i completely revamped the
default config of the linux systems our company sells and reinstalled
any of the linux systems in the office and here at home.."
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