Configuring CNAME for nosslsearch.google.com
mhuff at ox.com
Mon Apr 16 13:40:16 UTC 2012
Actually, this can be done.
Create a zone file for "www.google.com", not "google.com". The zone file
should like this (replace THIS_HOSTNAME with the name of your nameserver:
@ IN SOA localhost root at localhost. (
IN NS THIS_HOSTNAME
IN CNAME nosslsearch.google.com.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: bind-users-bounces+mhuff=ox.com at lists.isc.org [mailto:bind-users-
> bounces+mhuff=ox.com at lists.isc.org] On Behalf Of Lyle Giese
> Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 8:50 AM
> To: bind-users at lists.isc.org
> Subject: Re: Configuring CNAME for nosslsearch.google.com
> On 4/16/2012 3:30 AM, Phil Mayers wrote:
> > On 04/15/2012 11:40 PM, Tobias Krais wrote:
> >> Hi Ben,
> >> hmm. How can I manage what google suggests:
> >> "Information for school network administrators about the No-SSL
> >> option
> >> To utilize the no SSL option for your network, configure the DNS
> >> entry for www.google.com to be a CNAME for nosslsearch.google.com."
> >> Source:
> >> You can find this quite at the end of the document.
> >> How can I realize such a configuration in bind?
> > As you've been told, you can't. CNAMEs can't live at zone apex, so
> > can't a CNAME at the zone apex of "www.google.com". And if you create
> > "google.com" as a zone, all other hostnames will be blackholed,
> > including "nosslsearch.google.com".
> > I don't know why Google have made that suggestion; it's a bad
> > suggestion, that's not supported by many nameservers.
> > I personally think it's a bad idea to try and disable SSL search for
> > your users too, but that's your decision.
> > "unbound" might be able to to this, with a transparent local-zone and
> > local-data override for "www.google.com".
> > _______________________________________________
> Or did they really mean, create a hosts file on the local machine that
> Or in your proxy server redirect www.google.com to
> DNS server software is not very supportive of doing this for good
> Lyle Giese
> LCR Computer Services, Inc.
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