Max CNAMES rec. with BIND 8?

Chris Davis chris.davis at
Thu Feb 28 19:03:09 UTC 2002

Yes, there is a default limit.

To permit multiple cname records to be attached to the same name, use the
"multiple-cnames" option.

options {
	multiple-cnames yes;

This is straight from O'Reilly's DNS & Bind 3rd edition.

Christopher Davis
Site Engineer
Upgrade Your Future

Dominique Frise  <me at> wrote:
>Is there a limit in number for CNAMES records pointing to the same
>canonical name under BIND 8.2.1?

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