Name Resolve

Chris Thompson cet1 at
Thu Mar 15 14:59:36 UTC 2007

On Mar 15 2007, Stefan Puiu wrote:

>By the way, check the domain that's causing you trouble with
>It seems some of the NS entries have CNAMEs in the hostname part.
>However, I'm not sure if that can trigger a SERVFAIL from BIND.

Yes, definitely. What happens is that as long as BIND is relying on
glue A records got from the .com servers, everything works, but once
the CNAMEs get into the cache it all goes pear-shaped. and are CNAMEs. is in an even sicker state, having an A
record _and_ a CNAME (no modern BIND would let that happen).

Chris Thompson
Email: cet1 at

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