[Pdns-users] CNAME pointing to URL forwarding record

Stefan Schmidt zaphodb at zaphods.net
Wed Mar 30 12:28:07 UTC 2011

Hi Anthony,

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 10:22 AM, Anthony Eden <anthonyeden at gmail.com>wrote:

> When I point a CNAME record to a URL forwarding record PowerDNS returns a
> SERVFAIL for the CNAME query when I go through a resolver. If I dig directly
> against the authoritative server it works just fine. Any suggestions on how
> I can fix this, other than just replacing the CNAME with another URL
> forwarding record?

Please tell us what you dig for and which server - presumably yours - you
are asking.
As there is no such thing as a "URL forwarding record" in DNS in general, is
it safe to assume that you mean a "URL" fancy record type such as in
http://doc.powerdns.com/fancy-records.html ?

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