broken DNS record or authority rivalry?
DougB at dougbarton.net
Sun Dec 15 03:21:25 UTC 2002
Helge Weissig wrote:
> Recently, surfrider.org was moved to a new host and DNS authority. The
> old host still claims authority
Is it slaving the zone from the new servers? If not, you're askin' for
> but the connections to the website and
> emails to @surfrider.org addresses are apparently working fine although
> the DNS record looks strange (see below).
I agree ... it seems odd that the server returns SOA in every AUTHORITY
> We are experiencing problems with email to a (anonymized) domain
What does that term refer to?
> xxx.surfrider.org. This domain cannot be resolved by any MTA apparently
> (all mails fail with host not found).
I don't see any MX records for that host:
dig @ns1.root-dns.com xxx.surfrider.org mx
; <<>> DiG 8.3 <<>> @ns1.root-dns.com xxx.surfrider.org mx
; (1 server found)
;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
;; got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 4
;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 3, ADDITIONAL: 2
;; QUERY SECTION:
;; xxx.surfrider.org, type = MX, class = IN
> Telnet, ssh and http however do succeed.
There is an A record for the hostname, so you'd expect that.
Hope this helps,
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