[Pdns-users] CNAME Question

Barry Bourdage BBourdage at techpro.com
Fri Jul 9 12:46:17 UTC 2004

The Reverse is our problem.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gabriel Ambuehl [mailto:gabriel_ambuehl at buz.ch] 
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 7:09 AM
To: bert hubert
Cc: Barry Bourdage; pdns-users at mailman.powerdns.com
Subject: Re[2]: [Pdns-users] CNAME Question

Friday, July 9, 2004, 9:49:16 AM, you wrote:

>> 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.

Uuuh why wouldn't you be able to use more than 1 A record per IP? We do
infact have thousands per IP. That works just fine with both bind and
powerdns, moreover, it's also slightly faster to boot.

Only thing you CAN'T do is having more than one PTR (reverse) but that
can't be remedied with CNAMEs either.

Best regards,

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