[Pdns-users] CNAME to non locally hosted domain

Richard Mayhew - Nashua Broadband RichardM at nashuabroadband.com
Thu May 4 15:35:18 UTC 2006

Hi All,
Could someone explain to me how PowerDNS handles CNAME's that resolve to
a entry that is not part of a locally hosted domain.
For Example.
Domain: test.com
WWW    IN    CNAME    www.remotedomain.com
Will PowerDNS inform the requestor that the domain entry (www.test.com)
is a CNAME to a remote domain (www.remotedomain.com) and just pass the
CNAME back and inform the requestor that they will need to do their own
lookup of the CNAME (www.remotedomain.com)?
Will PowerDNS be required to use a local recursor to resolve the remote
CNAME (www.remotedomain.com) for the requestor?

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