Weird DNS question
lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
Wed Sep 9 20:04:02 UTC 2009
On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 03:58:19PM -0400, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
> I'm having an "issue" with the friendly neighbourghood helpdesk.
> 1. We own a domain bar.ca
> 2. The webmaster of the site has asked to create a CNAME for this domain:
> foo.bar.ca CNAME server.domain.ws
> (yes, that's .ws -- Western Samoa)
> 3. The local admins are saying they can't do this without locally
> defining an entry for server.domain.ws and that they can't make an
> entry for an "oddball" TLD such as .ws
Assuming the domain.ws has an entry called server.domain.ws, then your
CNAME should work fine. It would have to be (assuming bind config):
foo IN CNAME server.domain.ws.
Note the terminating '.'
> I *hate* "you can't get there from here" answers.
> If the folks at <domain.ws> have properly configured *their* DNS for
> host <server>, is it not enough for our CNAME (which is just an alias)
> to just point to it without needing to recreate it?
It should be.
> Is there other voodoo that I'm missing here?
I think the other guys are missing something.
> Any help is appreciated.
Should be simple.
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