cname and other data error

David Nolan vitroth+ at
Wed Sep 6 19:18:24 UTC 2006

--On Monday, September 04, 2006 07:12:32 -0700 cdtsly <cdtsly at> 

> Hi,
> my problem is that i can t set a CNAME for the origin of my domain,
> bind wants only a A record
> the line is:        IN      CNAME

Yep, you can't do that.  A cname may not co-exist with any other records 
for the same name.  Cnames mean *ALL* references to name X should use name 
Y instead, including A records, MX records, NS records, TXT records, etc...

See section 2.4 of RFC 1912.

-David Nolan
 Network Software Designer
 Computing Services
 Carnegie Mellon University

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