problems with 8.2.2P5 and CNAMEs
maex-bind-users at space.net
Tue Nov 16 00:03:05 UTC 1999
On Sun, Nov 14, 1999 at 11:15:09PM +0100, Szczepan Pacut wrote:
> www MX 10 atena.gazeta.pl.
> IN CNAME http.gazeta.pl.
> 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
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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