CNAME records coexistence with other RR's

Yusuf G yusufg at
Tue Nov 30 08:10:47 UTC 1999

Hi, I have a situation where I want to create a CNAME record pointed to machine1.some.other.domain
Also, I want a MX record to pointing to machine1.some.other.domain

Basically, I want to setup a test web-based email system. According to 
RFC 2181 and RFC 1912 A CNAME record is not allowed to coexist with any other data. Does any body have any suggestion as to a workaround for this. I don't want to add a A record for to allow for flexibiltiy in moving its target machine

Regards, Yusuf

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