Question regarding CNAME or aliases with bind 9.2.3

Jim Reid jim at
Fri Nov 26 07:31:19 UTC 2004

If you want to redirect web browsers to a different URL, you'll need
to do that on your web server with some sort of HTTP redirect. This
can't be done in the DNS. It knows nothing about URLs and couldn't
care less about them. A CNAME aliases a hostname, not the URL for a
web page.

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