[CentOS] DNS CNAME question

Ross S. W. Walker rwalker at medallion.com
Thu Oct 25 14:12:16 UTC 2007

Rogelio wrote:
> Not sure if this is the best place to ask this question (and 
> if so, please point me to a better listserv), but is there 
> anything "wrong" RFC or best practice wise with pointing a 
> CNAME record to a DNS server? 
> (I'm using EveryDNS.net, and I'd like to make my CNAME 
> records ns1->4.myDomain.com correspond to ns1->ns4.EveryDNS.net.)

RFC doesn't permit the use of aliases to define zone servers.

There is no shame though in listing the everydns name servers
directly in your zone. I have done that in the past when I setup
zones that had external name servers that were secondary, but


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