[Pdns-users] Strange CNAME behavoir

bert hubert ahu at ds9a.nl
Thu Aug 5 20:28:59 UTC 2004

On Thu, Aug 05, 2004 at 10:18:19PM +0200, Peter N. Hrebicek wrote:
> Lehel Bernadt wrote:
> >The algorithm is the following: if you have a question to the name server 
> >([record name] + [type]), the server checks if [record name] has a CNAME 
> >entry, and if it does then re-asks the question with the canonical name of 
> >[record name].
> >So example.com + SOA becomes example.org + SOA.
> >
> >The consequence of this behaviour is that if you have a CNAME for [record 
> >name], all the other entries for [record name] will be ignored, since the 
> >redirection will bypass them.
> >
> >If this is not clear enough, you should read the relevant RFCs.
> >
> Absolutely clear. But, in my situation, what would be a solution? I'm 
> not a friend of CNAMEs anyways, but, as mentioned, in that special case 
> i *have* to use a CNAME pointing to example.org.

You can't do it, no CNAME in the root. But you can always CNAME all other

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