[Pdns-users] Question on ALIAS Records

Pieter Lexis pieter.lexis at powerdns.com
Tue Oct 5 08:35:07 UTC 2021

Hi Thomas,

On 10/5/21 09:00, Thomas via Pdns-users wrote:
> Hello.
> We have switched lately to PowerDNS Authoritative Server and a Customer
> signaled a modified behaviour of PDNS regarding ALIAS Records.
> He has multiple alias records with the same name pointing to different
> servers. The old DNS Server returned multiple A Records, as happends
> with multiple A Records with the same name. Now with PowerDNS it returns
> only the last entry it finds.
> Here is a an example
> admin2.somedomain     ALIAS server1.somedomain
> admin2.somedomain     ALIAS server2.somedomain

Like a CNAME, only one ALIAS per name is allowed. It looks like the
documentation[1] does not make this clear. Can you file a ticket for



1 - https://doc.powerdns.com/authoritative/guides/alias.html
2 - https://github.com/PowerDNS/pdns/issues/new/

Pieter Lexis
PowerDNS.COM BV -- https://www.powerdns.com

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