[Dnsmasq-discuss] Caching issue question

Nick nick at double-stroke.com
Fri May 18 13:49:32 BST 2012

Hi Simon,
it seems that my powerdns gives me back the CNAMEs only for A queries 
and not for AAAA queries. But if I understood you correctly it should 
give back the CNAME for A and AAAA queries, right?


Am 18.05.2012 12:54, schrieb Simon Kelley:
> On 18/05/12 11:29, Nick wrote:
>> Hi Simon,
>> sorry I did not know that I have to specify the CNAME for A and 
>> AAAA. I
>> will add the entries to our DNS then. Would it be possible to have a
>> CNAME for the A and AAAA entry even when the CNAMEs point to 
>> different
>> locations? I always thought that the cached response gets stored 
>> with
>> the type of the entry (A or AAAA).
> A CNAME maps from one domain name to another, the records associated
> with the domain to points to are quite independent.
> I'm not sure how you would even specify "this is the CNAME to return 
> for
> an A (or AAAA) query" in an authoritative nameserver. Does powerDNS
> allow that? Clearly it allows configuration that only returns CNAME 
> for
> some query types.
> Cheers,
> Simon.
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