04-08-2016 01:59 PM
Sorry if this isn't a logical question. I'm wondering why when I do
aliases is blank
but when I do
I see cname records...
Are aliases and cnames not the same thing?
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04-11-2016 09:13 AM
CNAMES are real DNS records and individual entries in the database. They have no references to their Canonical or any other records. They are useful for cnames that point outside your authoritative namespace
ALIASES are synthetic CNAMES and are just references on a HOST object. NIOS will generate a CNAME record as long as the host exists. Remove/disable the host, and the cname disappears.
04-11-2016 10:40 AM
To add a little more context
You can create a cnames (aka aliases) in Infoblox two ways:
1. Create an individual cname record.
2. Add an "alias" to a host record.
If you do #1 above, then this creates a record:cname object in Infoblox.
If you do #2 above, then it attaches an alias to the record:host object in Infoblox
Both approaches result in cnames as far as DNS resolution goes.
However, to get/modify/delete the cname, you have to access the actual object that contains the cname.
It looks like in your example below that the cname is an individual record:cname object and not an attribute of the host record.