[dns-operations] DNAME interoperability

John Horne john.horne at plymouth.ac.uk
Wed Nov 30 08:45:32 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-11-29 at 18:36 +0000, Tony Finch wrote:
> Possibly of interest to this list, I've posted an article on my blog
> describing a couple of DNAME interoperability problems that we have
> encountered. Has anyone else seen anything similar?
> http://fanf.livejournal.com/116744.html

A few years ago we used the DNAME record for our old short-name of
'plym.ac.uk' pointing to the long-name of 'plymouth.ac.uk'. However, we
found that Microsoft 2003 DNS servers did not recognise DNAME, so we had
to abandon that. A quick check indicates that 2008 MS DNS does now
support DNAME.


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Plymouth University, UK      Fax: +44 (0)1752 587001

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