Wildcard MX breaks A record
barmar at bbnplanet.com
Wed Nov 3 16:17:43 UTC 1999
In article <525396821.941643115822.JavaMail.qtran at hutch.East.Sun.COM>,
<Christine.Tran at east.sun.com> wrote:
>[Bind 8.2p1 on Solaris 2.6]
>I have searched the FAQ & Archives of last 3 months and did not see this
>mentioned. I need to know why this does not work after the wildcard MX
>; zone foo.com
>@ IN SOA .... blah blah
> IN NS ns.foo.com.
> IN MX 10 mail.foo.com.
>* IN MX 10 mail.foo.com.
> IN A 126.96.36.199
>ftp IN A 188.8.131.52
>dialup IN A 184.108.40.206
>www IN CNAME foo.com.
>ftp and dialup resolves fine. but the foo.com A RR and its dependent,
>www, does not resolve. Here's what it looks like:
There is no foo.com A record. foo.com has an SOA, NS, and MX record, * has
an MX and an A record, ftp and dialup have A records, and www has a CNAME
Did you think that the line:
IN A 220.127.116.11
was the A record for foo.com? An indented line is interpreted as another
record for the same name as the previous line, which in this case was "*".
If you want an A record for foo.com, you should either put that A record
one line earlier (so that it will be grouped with the other records for
'@', which stands for the current origin), or change it to one of:
@ IN A 18.104.22.168
foo.com. IN A 22.214.171.124
Barry Margolin, barmar at bbnplanet.com
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