Remove alias record

Discussion in 'Developers' Forum' started by Th0m, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. Th0m

    Th0m ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    I am working on fixing/implementing some DNS module bugs/feature requests. The module has a option to add a ALIAS record to a domain, but when users does this, it will create a CNAME record (because bind doesn't have a ALIAS function). I think we can remove the whole ALIAS function, but maybe I'm missing something?
     
  2. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

  3. Th0m

    Th0m ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Yep, that's probably the case. PowerDNS does support ALIAS records

    Indeed a interesting read
     
  4. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

  5. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Originally, they were for MyDNS, which was the first DNS server that ISPConfig supported. Then we added BIND support, which did not support ALIAS records, so we emulated them as a CNAME. Wit PowerDNS, we have a DNS server again which supports ALIAS records, so it's not easy to decide if we should remove them. I guess some PowerDNS users won't like that :)
     
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