cname quick question

Erik Aronesty erik at
Wed Mar 7 04:44:01 UTC 2001

Yes it will, and it has, and you should at least *try it*, before thinking
it won't.

Try creating a "com" domain, and putting a CNAME it for "".  Then
tell netsol to go your server for

----cut "com.dom"---- IN CNAME

The CNAME will be followed - and will work - despite various whinings to the

It's a lousy solution - but there is no question that it works.

            - Erik

----- Original Message -----
From: "Danny Mayer" <mayer at>
To: "Erik Aronesty" <erik at>; "glen herrmannsfeldt"
<gah at>
Cc: <bind-users at>
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2001 11:32 PM
Subject: Re: cname quick question

> At 11:03 PM 3/6/01, Erik Aronesty wrote:
> >Dear Clueless,
> >
> >You don't need anyone's "permission" to put a "com" domain in your
> >authoritative-only named.conf and to put a CNAME in it.  It will work
> >fine as a CNAME on a "" domain name.
> >
> >         - Erik
>          I don't know who you are calling clueless, but what you said is
> Yes, you can put a CNAME into your own zone files. The problem is that it
> work just fine on your domain name when other DNS servers request
information for
> the domain.  This has been explained to you over and over again and you
still don't
> get it.
>          Danny

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