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Error when CNAME to A record is attempted

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sysnop, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. sysnop

    sysnop Member

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    I want to eliminate CNAME records and use A records only. Easier said than done in WHM. Using the drop-down, I get an error about 'bad dotted quad' when I try to change records for mail, www, and ftp. Same if I try to add the A record, but even if that succeeded how would I delete the CNAME?

    Thanks.
     
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    nickb Well-Known Member

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    This could be done from shell also ...by editing /var/named/<zone-file>
     
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    you just need to make sure that:


    1. when changing a cname to an A , the value to the right MUST be an IP address (doted quad) and it must NOT end with a dot.

    2. as a rule, hostnames end with a dot, Ip's don't.
     
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