wrong ans. name

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Mon Jul 26 05:02:54 UTC 1999

At 11:56 PM -0400 1999/7/25, Andrew Brown wrote:

>>well, to the extent that multiple cnames are legal, which they aren't,
>>or supported by bind, which they are, it is an error to include more
>>than one in a reply.  they are only useful in connection with round robin.
> that stuff i knew.  but people think it buys them something, so they
> continue to use it.

	It does buy you something.  Legal or not, it buys them a way 
around DNS truncation problems when they've got too many machines 
that answer for a particular name.  E.g., MX RRs for aol.com (at 
least, as of the time I worked there), the name 
AmericaOnline.aol.com, etc....

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