[dns-operations] Why are cnames called "canonical" names?

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Fri Apr 10 10:19:27 UTC 2015

Mark E. Jeftovic <markjr at easydns.com> wrote:
> In other words my question is "what is the etymology of the term
> 'canonical' in the sense that it's used in the DNS CNAME RR"

http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/C/canonical.html is quite good.

f.anthony.n.finch  <dot at dotat.at>  http://dotat.at/
Biscay, Fitzroy: Southerly 5 or 6 at first in east Biscay, otherwise westerly
or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north. Moderate or rough. Rain or
showers. Good, occasionally poor.

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