cname quick question

Derek J. Balling dredd at
Wed Mar 7 05:19:43 UTC 2001

So, what would the results of "dig ns" be?

1.) Query NSI, get,
2.) Query a server that has the CNAME cached, get
3.) Query, get ... ?

Inconsistent results, near as I can tell.

This is the point you fail to realize, and constantly pointing it out to
you is getting old.


At 11:44 PM -0500 3/6/01, Erik Aronesty wrote:
>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"----
>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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