[Pdns-users] Frontend for PowerDNS ?!

Jan-Piet Mens jp at mens.de
Thu Dec 20 13:54:16 UTC 2007

On Thu Dec 20 2007 at 14:28:34 CET, Duane wrote:

> > 2. Disallow adding CNAME and other data. It kills BIND zone transfers ;-)
> Why does it? Wouldn't it be better to fix what ever real problem exists
> then glossing over them and denying users full DNS functionality?

RFC 1034, section 3.6.2 specifies: "If a CNAME RR is present at a
node, no other data should be present"

If other data (say an A RR) is present, BIND refuses (correctly) to
transfer the zone.

> For what its worth, I haven't noticed any problems with zone transfers.

I certainly have, in cases where users erroneously add a CNAME to a
record that already exists. BIND tries again and again, and then of
course, expires the zone. 


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