slightly OT; DNS and mail config...
kline at tao.thought.org
Sun Mar 28 13:42:51 PST 2004
On Sun, Mar 28, 2004 at 03:07:18PM -0600, Jay Moore wrote:
> On Sunday 28 March 2004 02:29 pm, Gary Kline wrote:
> > For the past N days, mail sent to private individuals
> > seems to be bounced. Mail fom this list, however,
> > and spam (of course :-|) gets through.
> > I just updated my registrar data and cut a secondary that
> > may have been causing problems. The only "hint" is from
> > a networking student who said that typing "reply" got a
> > bounce while sending mail to "kline at though.org" (note: no 't')
> > worked.
> > Any ideas on this?
> either your DNS records are/were hosed, or your MTA is mis-config'd.
> Try http://www.dnsstuff.com to scope out your DNS records, and remember that
> changes take some time to propogate.
> Is your MTA sendmail, exim, or what? Are you set up to use a smart host to
> relay outgoing mail, or are you sending from your host? Are you receiving on
> your host, or POP'ing/IMAP'ing another host?
The long-and-short of it is that I did a grep -r -w though.org
after my network friend mentioned how he finally got mail
thru to me. sendmail (/etc/mail/* and /etc/namedb/*, and, for
that matter, /etc) were okay. This was on my primary
nameserver, ns1.thought.org. I 2-checked on other platforms,
in /etc/mail/* and same deal.
I'll add dnsstuff.com to my hotlist. Right now I use (I believe)
dnsreport.com which I check infrequently. *Too* infrequently,
obliously! ...I just made some updates and fixed things that
were flagged in red. So I'll see how much e-homework I get now;
or if my profs got pissed and flunked me for this....
thank you for your time,
PS: I'be got a pop/imap question...but that can wait....
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
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