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Wed Sep 6 07:40:43 UTC 2006

When we started to use bind many years ago we were told that it
necessary to use a A-record for <<>> but for
<<>> it is possible to use a CNAME.

I.e., a typically zonefile here:
$TTL    14400
@       IN      SOA (
                        2006090501 ; Serial
                        14400 ; Refresh
                        900 ; Retry
                        604800 ; Expire
                        3600 ) ; Negative Cache TTL
@       IN      NS
@       IN      MX      10
;    IN      A             X.X.X.X
www      IN      CNAME

I suppose it must be possible to change the A-record to a CNAME like
this:    IN      CNAME
but I am not sure.

Someone who knows the rules for this?

Best regards
Martin Rådbo

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