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Re: DNS: MX and CNAME records

On Sun, Jul 15, 2007 at 01:28:22PM -0700, Octavio Alvarez wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Jul 2007 12:43:31 -0700, Michael Loftis <mloftis@modwest.com>  
> wrote:
> >Think of a CNAME like a symlink.  If you have a CNAME it's the ONLY  
> >record that can exist, it points lookups at the data for the target.
> What if a domain's website is hosted on a dynamic IP, and the mail is
> hosted on a different server than the website is?

Putting aside the inadvisability of hosting a web site on a dynamic
IP address, dynamically updating:

@       IN      A

would not affect the other record:

@       IN      MX      5 bar

These are two different DNS records.


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