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DNS A vs CNAME vs *

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by matthew@, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. matthew@

    matthew@ New Pleskian

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    Sorry for the repost on this - think it got lost at the end of an older thread about DNS...

    jamesyeeoc said:

    Thanks for this post which I too have found helpful. However, I have a couple of things that I don't understand...

    1. Assuming that you are using the same IP address for all, why create A records for webmail.<domain> and mail.<domain> as opposed to CNAMEs?

    2. Given that you have a CNAME for *.<domain>, why do you also need ftp.<domain> and www.<domain>?

    TIA, Matthew
     
  2. hardweb

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    First, the MX handler requires an A record. Then, in the above example you don't need A records for ftp and www, but they are recommended if you change IPs or for consistency purposes.
     
  3. matthew@

    matthew@ New Pleskian

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    Aha, that makes sense now... thanks for your help, much appreciated.

    Regards, Matthew
     
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