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Re: named: everything working except

On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 01:24:31PM -0400, John R. Ackermann   N8UR wrote:
>--On Friday, October 03, 2003 11:11 AM -0500 Rod Rodolico 
><stargazer@dailydata.net> wrote:
>>Just set an A record to foo.net
>>The way I do it is probably incorrect (nslint complains) but I set an A
>>record to foo.net and to www.foo.net, then set everything else up as
>>foo.net.		IN	A
>>www.foo.net.	IN	A
>>ftp.foo.net.	IN	CNAME	www.foo.net.
>>mail.foo.net.	IN	CNAME	www.foo.net.
>I had to do something similar for my nameserver, which is foo.com.  My 
>registrar wouldn't let me register a nameserver that was the same as the 
>domain name, so I ended up creating a second A record for ns1.foo.com.  I 
>understand that in theory you're not supposed to have two A records 
>pointing to the same IP address, but it seems to be sometimes unavoidable.

why would you not want multiple A records?

every time a client does a lookup and finds a CNAME
they have to do another query for the A record.

// George

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