[Pdns-users] Resolving external cname's

Simon Whittaker simon.whittaker at biznetpm.com
Wed Jul 1 15:28:47 UTC 2009


> > We have been trying to use power dns as our main DNS but we
> are having a few problems with CNAMES. It seems we can't
> resolve the external ones no matter what we try. It seems a
> little weird to me that such a famous DNS won't do such a
> simple thing so i can only imagine this is a configuration
> problem on our side :
> www.example.com A
> www2.example.com CNAME www.example.com
> www3.example.com CNAME www.somwhere-else.com
> www ---> works
> www2 --> works
> www3 --> host not found

Is www.somewhere-else.com a CNAME as well? We experienced an issue with a CNAME pointing to a CNAME not functioning - I am not sure if this is by design and due to rfc's but took us a short while to figure out and may assist you as well.

With best wishes


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