Oddball DNS issue: won't resolve hostname alone.

Shane Hathaway shane at hathawaymix.org
Mon Dec 17 10:52:45 MST 2007


Charles Curley wrote:
> I set up bind9 on an Ubuntu box several weeks ago. Now, email on two 
> Ubuntu machines is broken. I get, e.g.
> 
> Dec 17 09:50:58 phoenix postfix/smtp[436]: 08D2A16A0E4:
> to=<ccurley at charlesc>, orig_to=<root>, relay=none, delay=8152,
> delays=8142/0.01/10/0, dsn=4.4.3, status=deferred (Host or domain
> name not found. Name service error for name=charlesc type=A: Host not
> found, try again)

This should work once "dig mx charlesc" works on 192.168.1.3.  Postfix
looks first for an MX record rather than an A record.

Does "dig mx charlesc.localdomain" work?

Shane




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