Oddball DNS issue: won't resolve hostname alone.

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Mon Dec 17 15:35:59 MST 2007

On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 01:55:50PM -0700, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> 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  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.

Postfix *is* supposed to relay. The postfix instance is running on
phoenix, and the mail is addressed to root, which phoenix has aliased
as ccurley at charlesc.

This all worked until sometime this weekend.


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