RFC requirements for relative CNAME targets?

John Miller johnmill at brandeis.edu
Thu Jul 18 22:59:23 UTC 2013

On 07/18/2013 06:07 PM, Barry Margolin wrote:
> In article <mailman.844.1374184195.20661.bind-users at lists.isc.org>,
>   John Miller <johnmill at brandeis.edu> wrote:
>> I think what I was getting at was whether appending $ORIGIN to an
>> unqualified target--only talking target, not label--was _required_ by the
>> RFCs, and if so, the RFC/section.  I'll read through 'em; was just hoping
>> someone knew the answer off the top of their head.
> All names in a zone file that do not end with "." get the $ORIGIN
> appended to them. This is required by the zone file specification.

Thanks, Barry.  That's exactly what I wanted to know--it _is_ required 
by the RFCs.


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