sendmail does not find mx record for

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Thu Dec 12 00:19:13 UTC 2002

Roland Vlerick wrote:

>I am unable to send mail to the domain I am using sendmail
>My dns servers are BIND 9.2.0.
>I tried finding out, from  some webservers who offer a nslookup, dig
>service I sometimes receive the MX record and IP and sometimes not.
>Why is there a difference and what is wrong with the domain.
Looks like is claiming authority for the root zone: dig mx

; <<>> DiG 8.3 <<>> mx
;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
;; got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 4
;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0
;;, type = MX, class = IN

;; ANSWER SECTION:               1D IN MX        10

.                       3D IN NS

;; Total query time: 862 msec
;; FROM: to SERVER: default --
;; WHEN: Wed Dec 11 19:13:05 2002
;; MSG SIZE  sent: 26  rcvd: 68
This is very *very* bad. This nameserver is also not returning the A 
record for in the response to the MX query, thus further 
compounding the problem.

                        - Kevin

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