From: Paul Sladen (vserver_at_paul.sladen.org)
Date: Mon 19 Aug 2002 - 11:21:42 BST
On Sun, 18 Aug 2002, Roderick A. Anderson wrote:
> What is comes down to is I have to add a 'mail.' CNAME for the domain
> pointing to the actual host that is entered as the MX record [...]
I'm not sure quite what your problem is/was. It is clearly a DNS
configuration issue and not vserver related though.
You *cannot* use *any other* type of resource-record if you have already
associated a CNAME with that entry. It is *Illegal*.
By personal recommendation is /not/ to use CNAMEs--purely to use
A, AAAA and MX records for hosts, as most people who believe they know the
implicitions of using CNAMEs, don't.
I won't go as far as saying `never use CNAME records', although this is the
advice give to my customers.
-- Nottingham, GB