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Re: Load balancing/Multiple CNAME's (Was: Re: Beyond DNS...)

  • From: Michael Shields
  • Date: Fri Jun 05 20:06:55 1998

In article <35788244.55A2D71@san.rr.com>,
Studded <Studded@san.rr.com> wrote:
> > For the same reason you can't CNAME a zone's root to something else
> > (meaning, if I am setting up the zone map for n.ml.org, I can CNAME
> > web.n.ml.org to narnia.n.ml.org, 
> 
> 	Right.
> 
> > but I can't CNAME n.ml.org to
> > narnia.n.ml.org, nor can I CNAME n.ml.org to ftp.microsoft.com, or any
> > other host),
> 
> 	Why not?  

Because you cannot have CNAME RRs along with any other RR, including
NS and SOA.  DNSSEC RRs are excepted.

> 	Finally, if you plan to disagree with anything in this post, please
> quote chapter and verse from the relevant RFC. I've spent a lot of time
> studying this topic and am quite sure of my facts. 

RFC 2181 section 10.1.
-- 
Shields, CrossLink.




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