[Freeipa-users] DNS: Possible to set a CNAME for bare domain?

Will Sheldon mail at willsheldon.com
Sat Oct 4 17:28:29 UTC 2014

Thanks Michael, it seems you are correct.

I knew I’d seen it done though - turns out that if you use route53 for your DNS amazon has a way of making it work with a virtual record type called an alias. I guess we’ll just have to use route53. At least alias lookups are free.

On October 4, 2014 at 10:20:43 AM, Michael Lasevich (mlasevich at gmail.com) wrote:

You cannot have cname for a bare domain in IPA or in any DNS service, it violates DNS rfc's.

On Oct 4, 2014 10:19 AM, "Will Sheldon" <mail at willsheldon.com> wrote:

Hello everyone : )

Is it possible to configure a CNAME for a bare domain with freeIPA? 

We would like to move our site over to an Amazon ELB, but to do so we have to point our domain (foo.com, not www.foo.com) at an was A record with a CNAME (something like xxxxxxxxxxxx.eu-west-1.elb.amazonaws.com) 

This is technically possible, but IPA complains: 

"invalid 'cnamerecord': CNAME record is not allowed to coexist with any other records except PTR"

I’m guessing this is because of the @ NS record.

Is there any way to override this behaviour? Can I make manual modifications to the zone file?

Will Sheldon

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