Re: Pick a name, any name...
On Fri, 29 Nov 2002 04:39, John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
> Ben Armstrong wrote:
> > Bah, that's what CNAME is for.
> that is _NOT_ what a CNAME is for. a CNAME is for when the hostname is
> in a domain that is OUTSIDE of your control.
> ie: evil.debian.org -> www.msn.com = CNAME (we don't control the msn.com
> forge.debian.org -> quantz.debian.org = A (we control the debian.org
> domain, so we can save the internet by REDUCING THE NUMBER OF
> UNNECESSARY DNS LOOKUPS AND REDUCE THE END USERS DELAY WITH DNS LOOKUP
How does that save the Internet?
DNS entries are cached and don't cause that much traffic.
Having CNAME entries pointing to your own A records is OK, just as having
symbolic links pointing to your own files on the same file system is OK.
http://www.coker.com.au/selinux/ My NSA Security Enhanced Linux packages
http://www.coker.com.au/bonnie++/ Bonnie++ hard drive benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/postal/ Postal SMTP/POP benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/~russell/ My home page