Oddball DNS issue: won't resolve hostname alone.

Shane Hathaway shane at hathawaymix.org
Mon Dec 17 13:55:50 MST 2007


Peter McNabb wrote:
> 
> On Dec 17, 2007, at 12:45 PM, Charles Curley wrote:
> 
>> On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 10:52:45AM -0700, Shane Hathaway wrote:
>>> 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.
>>
>> It does? I've never had an MX record before. And failing an MX record,
>> shouldn't it then try for an A record?
> 
> Yes. Er, well, that's how the RFC says it should work. A quick glance at
> the postfix source confirms that it does work this way. :)

Ok, I stand corrected.  However, on further inspection, Charles' problem
appears to be unrelated to MX records.  Postfix is seeing the mail, but
then thinks it should relay the mail rather than deliver to a local user.

Shane




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