[Pdns-users] CNAME/Wildcard problem.

Augie Schwer augie.schwer at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 00:14:14 UTC 2007

This seems to be a long standing problem with PowerDNS:


Simply put, if you point a wild card at a CNAME your sub domains may
not work as PowerDNS returns incorrect data.

If you ask for 'CNAME localhost.schwer.us' you will get the wild card
data even though there is an A record for it.

[augie at augnix ~]$ dig cname localhost.schwer.us @pdns-lab.sr.sonic.net
+norecurse +short

[augie at augnix ~]$ dig a localhost.schwer.us @pdns-lab.sr.sonic.net
+norecurse +short

Interestingly enough, it looks like this was fixed in the tar ball
Bert references in the above email, as I tested it and it does not
exhibit the same behavior.

Augie Schwer    -    Augie at Schwer.us    -    http://schwer.us
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