[Pdns-users] record type CURL

Derrik Pates dpates at dsdk12.net
Sat Dec 4 04:02:31 UTC 2004

Harald Kapper wrote:
> is there any specific reason for two different types of url-forwarding supported
> for fancy-records? there are URL records documentet in the manual, but as I
> accidentially saw there are also CURL records tried in the select-statements.
> anyone able to enlighten me?

I noticed the same awhile ago on my nameserver at work. As it was 
explained to me by Bert, it's a separate record type so that the script 
that does the redirection can implement so-called "cloaked URL" records. 
This is something that EasyDNS lets you do, so that the URL that the 
client pulls up stays in the URL field of the window, but the URL that 
it redirects to is pulled up in an IFRAME, or using JavaScript or 
something along those lines, as opposed to a simple Location: header 

Derrik Pates
dpates at dsdk12.net

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