Name resolution problem for

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Wed Apr 26 12:08:07 UTC 2006

On Wed, Apr 26, 2006 at 01:49:59PM +0200,
 M V Ajay (vMoksha) <Ajay.MV at> wrote 
 a message of 49 lines which said:

> I could see that is actually a CNAME for
> * I feel the connectivity issue is due to having '
> * ' in address record of the site.

Probably: it is not a legal host name.
> Having ' * ' in address records is accepted one? 

In the DNS, yes. But I assume your software wants to connect to an
host and * is not accepted in host names.

I assume that * is the wildcard in the zone file and the people at
did not understand that and blindly added it as the RHS of the CNAME.

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