problems with 8.2.2P5 and CNAMEs

Markus Stumpf maex-bind-users at
Tue Nov 16 00:03:05 UTC 1999

On Sun, Nov 14, 1999 at 11:15:09PM +0100, Szczepan Pacut wrote:
>   www             MX      10
>                 IN      CNAME

> Where is the mistake?

A CNAME may not have any other records.
a CNAME says: this hostA does not really exist, it's just a nickname for
another hostB. If you want info on the hostA ask for hostB.
So it doesn't make sense to add e.g. MX records for hostB.

> P.S. I didn't noticed any problems with version 8.1.x - it started after upgrading to 8.2.2 P3 and
> later to 8.2.2 P5

Look out for the "check-names" directive. Default is
    master fail
    slave warn
    response ignore

I can't see that this has changed since 8.1.2


P.S. You should also add $TTL statements to your zone files!

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