DNS Record Types

I would like to know if DNS records can be created   in the following situations:

-- One Hostname pointing to different IP addresses

--Different hostnames pointing to the same IP address


Thanks
jskfanAsked:
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Muhammad MullaCommented:
Hi

1. Yes, you can give the same hostname to 2 different IP addresses. Windows DNS will make a round robin in this case.

2. Yes, you can do this. I would make the 'primary' name an A record and additional names as cname records. (Although there is no requirement to do this)
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Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
Case 1: Multiple IPs for single Hostname.
Two 'A' record entry should be added in the zone (both forward and reverse) having same hostname with desired Ips

Case2: Multiple Hostname For single IP.
first you have to add a 'A' record and then add 'Alias' or 'cname' with desired hostname which points to that 'A' record
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Thank you Guys
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