Having difficulty with ANAME records

Discussion in 'ISPConfig 3 Priority Support' started by ledoktre, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. ledoktre

    ledoktre Member


    I am taking over the website for a client who is presently hosted on AWS. Part of how their DNS is setup presently is that they have an ALIAS record setup to point the @ record to a specific URL. Ive ran dig on it and its IP address changes pretty frequently.

    I thought it should be easy enough, I saw the "ALIAS" DNS type in the zone page. I tried adding it there, and was able to deduce that its adding it as a type CNAME. I know you can't use a CNAME on the root record type, so I'm left wondering how do I do this??



    PS Running on p8
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    As far as I know, BIND does not have an Alias record, the alias on a BIND system is the CNAME record. I'm pretty sure that you can use BIND as a DNS server for a website hosted at AWS, you might want to google how the records should be setup as your customer seemed to have used a different kind of DNS server then like powerdns which has ALIAS records.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2016
  3. ledoktre

    ledoktre Member

    Ok, this might seem like an obvious question then. What is BND and can it be used in leui of BIND?

    I saw no reference to BND in this forum.
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    I meant BIND, sorry for the typo.

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