[Dnsmasq-discuss] cname ghs.googlehosted.com.. possible?

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Tue Feb 11 22:26:50 GMT 2014

On 11/02/14 22:21, B. Cook wrote:
> It seems that as of 2.68 the proper way to do a cname entry is to have
> the entry in the format of:
> (man page..)
> cname=<cname>,<target>
> Is would seem that a target of ghs.googlehosted.com could not be
> properly satisfied at this time.

 From  the man page

There  are  significant limitations on the target; it
must be a DNS name which is known to dnsmasq from /etc/hosts (or
additional  hosts  files),  from  DHCP, from --interface-name or
from another --cname.  If the target does not satisfy this  cri‐
teria, the whole cname is ignored.

So, not possible, sorry.


> The only option seems to be to pick one (A) IP address for
> ghs.googlehosted.com (e.x. ..
> Which is guaranteed good only for the 300 seconds that Google
> published it for .. right?
> (related to google apps for education..)
> Thanks in advance
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