which is the vaild a format?

Roy Arends roy at dnss.ec
Mon Dec 11 07:24:16 UTC 2006

On Dec 10, 2006, at 10:38 PM, Farkas Levente wrote:

> hi,
> after i test nsd i find the following. if i use this in a zone file:
> $ORIGIN example.com.
>                CNAME           www
> www            CNAME           x
> x              A     
> then it's excepted by nsd what's more give the proper result. if the
> slave is nsd than there is no problem, while if the slave is bind i've
> got the following error:
> ----------------------------
> transfer of 'example.com/IN' from resetting
> transfer of 'example.com/IN' from failed while
> receiving responses: CNAME and other data
> transfer of 'example.com/IN' from end of transfer
> ----------------------------
> and of course bind don't accept the above even if he's the master.
> so my question who is right, but most important is there any other way
> than define an A record for the domain itself?

I'd turn the pointers around, so you'd have
$ORIGIN example.com.
www            CNAME          example.com.
x              CNAME          example.com.


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