Does BIND supports ANAME RR

Mark Andrews marka at
Mon Aug 9 13:54:34 UTC 2021

Every resolver on the planet already supports HTTPS and SVCB.  Every authoritative server on the planet already supports HTTPS and SVCB via unknown record format. iOS is already making HTTPS queries for every webpage. I believe other browsers also make HTTPS queries today. Go look at your DNS traffic. 

The MR mentioned earlier allows named and the other tools to load and display the records in presentation format and to do the additional section processing.  None of that it required to be able to return these records.   It just makes it easier.

Just about all the other DNS vendors also have code that can read and display presentation format.

ANAME is dead. 
Mark Andrews

> On 9 Aug 2021, at 21:53, Klaus Darilion via bind-users <bind-users at> wrote:
>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: bind-users <bind-users-bounces at> Im Auftrag von Evan
>> Hunt
>> Gesendet: Samstag, 7. August 2021 20:21
>> An: Gaurav Kansal <gaurav.kansal at>
>> Cc: bind-users at
>> Betreff: Re: Does BIND supports ANAME RR
>>> On Sat, Aug 07, 2021 at 11:05:51PM +0530, Gaurav Kansal wrote:
>>> I need the help in figuring out whether BIND supports ANAME ? If yes,
>>> then from which version on wards ?
>> No, it doesn't. The effort to standardize ANAME stalled, and I doubt
>> it'll be coming back.
>> The new HTTPS and SVCB records look like a better approach anyway.
>> BIND will have support for those pretty soon.
> But honestly SVCB will not solve the ANAME problem. I will take years until all resolvers/client would support SVCB whereas ANAME would be implemented in the authoritative name server and hence would work for every client/resolver as client/resolver never sees the ANAME but only the A/AAAA record.
> regards
> Klaus
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