[Pdns-users] CNAME Question

bert hubert ahu at ds9a.nl
Fri Jul 9 07:49:16 UTC 2004

On Fri, Jul 09, 2004 at 01:48:31AM -0500, Barry Bourdage wrote:
> Thank you Bert,

>  I had never checked into it, My Microsoft DNS server had been doing this
>  for about 4 years and never complained, it seemed to have worked well,
>  Unusuall for Microsoft not to follow a standard.

Hehe. I bet they just ignored that record.

> What recommendations do you have for my situation.  I virtual host most of
> the websites, and therefore cannot have more than 1 A record for that IP
> address, that is why I was using the CNAME. I was trying to make it so
> when the user went to xxxxxx.com, without the www, it would resolve the
> correct web server.

The trick is to do it the other way, give xxx.com an A record and CNAME
www.xxx.com to it.

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