[dns-operations] Introducing CNAME Flattening: RFC-Compliant CNAMEs at a Domain's Root

David Miller dmiller at tiggee.com
Fri Apr 4 14:46:28 UTC 2014

On 04/04/2014 06:54 AM, Mark Andrews wrote:
> 	Or one can add SRV or some other record that does the name
> 	to server mapping and not have to do all this behind the
> 	scenes stuff.

One would need to add several SRV records, if the host provided several
services.  One would also need to recode all of the applications
accessing these services to use SRV records (if they don't already).

> 	It's not like MX records didn't exist when the web was
> 	created or that we weren't adding new records to the DNS.

We don't want to add a new record type for every different
service/application do we?  [or am I misunderstanding your point here?]

> 	Indirection to reach a server was a known thing and it was
> 	different to a alias.
> 	As for DNSSEC, you sign on the fly for this sort of solution.

Signing "on the fly" is one solution.

> 	Mark


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