Bind can not resolve.

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at
Wed Mar 28 07:37:44 UTC 2007

> bind9 seem to be unable to resolve if during resolution of an A record a
> CNAME is returned pointing to a parent domain without the corresponding A
> record.
> Example:
> Trying CNAME first makes A resolution work, otherwise I get SERVFAIL.

	It would help if the authorative servers actually followed
	RFC 1034.  The server should be including the A record in
	the answer as it serves the parent zone.  If should also be
	returning a referral to the parent zone (not the child zone)
	if it returns the implicit referral.

> Pawel
> -- 
Mark Andrews, ISC
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