CNAME records coexistence with other RR's

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Tue Nov 30 21:23:26 UTC 1999

Yusuf G wrote:

> 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
> --

  Why don't you just create an A record in your domain with the same address?

                                                                                                                                            - Kevin

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