[Pdns-users] CNAME Question

Barry Bourdage BBourdage at techpro.com
Fri Jul 9 08:17:24 UTC 2004

I only have 1 IP address for the virtual domains, I then use host
headers to distinguish the correct domain. How do I do that with only
one A record.


-----Original Message-----
From: bert hubert [mailto:ahu at ds9a.nl] 
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 2:49 AM
To: Barry Bourdage
Cc: pdns-users at mailman.powerdns.com
Subject: Re: [Pdns-users] CNAME Question

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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