[Cyberduck-trac] [Cyberduck] #6040: CopyURL not working an no Other Options to grab URL are available.

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Wed Jun 29 16:36:10 CEST 2011

#6040: CopyURL not working an no Other Options to grab URL are available.
 Reporter:  samsen      |         Owner:  dkocher
     Type:  defect      |        Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal      |     Milestone:  4.1
Component:  cloudfiles  |       Version:  4.0.2
 Severity:  normal      |    Resolution:  fixed
 Keywords:              |  Architecture:  Intel
 Platform:  Windows 7   |

Comment (by samsen):

 Replying to [comment:9 dkocher]:
 > Replying to [comment:8 samsen]:
 > > "From what I know DNS does not support such queries."
 > >
 > > Again, RackSpaceCloud has very recently released an API, that with the
 AccountName, and APIkey will return a complete list of CNAMEs from the
 DNS, and probably a short list of CNAMEs related to a given base CDN URL.
 > > http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/03/21/announcing-rackspace-
 > > Your Users have Given your application that same AccountName, and
 APIkey to be able to connect to their cloudfiles site.
 > The problem with this approach is that the solution will only work for
 the percentile of users that actually manage DNS with Rackspace.
 Good point. We noticed (probably on spec) that you opened up a field on
 the Info Tab of your latest snapshot. Sorry about being a 'noob' again,
 but without using an API, how else can you automatically find the CNAME
 for a CDN URL? Is there a more generic way of doing it? I thought that the
 purpose of a CNAME is to hide CDN URL, and it's not clear to me how one
 can go in reverse to find the CNAME without an API provided by Hosting
 Provider. While using external CNAME services is possible, doesn't that
 double the bandwidth charges? And if so, I pretty sure that in most cases
 someone using RackSpace to host their CDN content, would use the DNS
 services in their account also. Again, I may not have a clue how things
 work, but this seems logical to me.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.cyberduck.ch/ticket/6040#comment:10>
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