[Dnsmasq-discuss] multiple host names?

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Tue Oct 7 14:45:43 BST 2008

richardvoigt at gmail.com wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 5:14 PM, Simon Kelley <simon at thekelleys.org.uk> wrote:
>> AJ Weber wrote:
>>> Can we make it a low-priority FR?  Would seem straight DNS can effectively
>>> do it, as can an /etc/hosts file.  Some kind of "alias" feature for hosts?
>> Sure can, it's not a straightforward as you might think to define the
>> semantics: what happens if one host is abe, bert and carl, then another jost
>> comes along an claims to be abe, does the first one get to keep bert and
>> carl. Which name is used for reverse lookups?
> I'd imagine that bert and carl continue to be CNAME records returning
> abe, that is, they stick to the name, not the host. 
CNAE is the obviuos way to go. There's something of a problem with 
CNAMES, it's not possible to have as a CNAME target a name which comes 
from an upstream nameserver, An alias command which is limited to 
locally-known names is possible.


is not possible, but


is. Probably this should be implemented so that the CNAME does not exist 
unless the target does and is local.

  As aliases, they
> should not be returned for reverse lookups (unless in the future a
> configuration option is created for manual control over PTR records).
That already exists, --ptr-record.



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