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Re: exim configuration

On Tue, May 21, 2002 at 06:03:16AM -0400, Tom Allison wrote:
> hmmm...  Good point.
> I wonder then, how I'm supposed to create an MX / A record in dyndns.org.
> They provide a form for it, and if I do
> dig @ns1.mydyndns.org -MX tacocat.net
> it comes up OK as janus.tacocat.net
> but you say it doesn't.  I wonder what the problem is.
> $ host -t mx tacocat.net
> This is a problem.  You have no A *and* no MX records for your domain.
> RoadRunner's smtp servers are rejecting any mails whose return address
> has a domain that can't be contacted.  If their server did accept the
> mail, and then had to bounce it for some reason (eg the recipient is
> over their quota), they would be stuck with an undeliverable bounce
> message.

Here is my dig response, if it is worth anything...

; <<>> DiG 9.2.0 <<>> tacocat.net MX
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 47701
;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 5, ADDITIONAL:

;tacocat.net.			IN	MX

tacocat.net.		86400	IN	MX	10 janus.tacocat.net.

tacocat.net.		86400	IN	NS	ns4.mydyndns.org.
tacocat.net.		86400	IN	NS	ns5.mydyndns.org.
tacocat.net.		86400	IN	NS	ns1.mydyndns.org.
tacocat.net.		86400	IN	NS	ns2.mydyndns.org.
tacocat.net.		86400	IN	NS	ns3.mydyndns.org.

janus.tacocat.net.	60	IN	A
ns4.mydyndns.org.	172795	IN	A
ns5.mydyndns.org.	172795	IN	A
ns1.mydyndns.org.	172795	IN	A
ns2.mydyndns.org.	172795	IN	A
ns3.mydyndns.org.	172795	IN	A

;; Query time: 43 msec
;; WHEN: Tue May 21 08:

MX looks fine to me.

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