Can I do anything.
Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Mon Feb 18 22:26:56 UTC 2002
> I was working on my one linux box remotely and I seriously foobared
> it. I was also working on my sendmail config at the same time. I
> screwed up glibc on it or something because now I can no longer
> authenticat witht he box, via ssh, or ftp. So now my sendmail is
> down. Mind you my server is in Indiana. I am working in Cali. All I
> can do when I get home is to rebuild the box. But for the time being
> my webservices are working fine. My DNS was also on this box. So
> this is where my serious questions start.
> I am bringing up a third box to run mail services. I also want to do
> dns on this box and update the dns entries in whois so that this box
> forwards www requests to the current server but serves the mail
> services. Suggestions on what I can do?
> I also have a config problem in my current dns that I am bringing up
> on this box. But it could be related to the DNS being up on those
> boxes. I am testing my sendmail locally right now. I cannot send
> email using elm to a user at mydomain.com I get a "sendmail:
> g1I5EOEl020302: SYSERR(root): MX list for mydomain.com. points back to
> mail.mydomain.com" I believe my sendmail is setup right and its a dns
> config error. I currently have in the domain file
This is a sendmail configuration error. Go read the sendmail FAQ
as the answer is there.
> ; Zone file for mydomain.com
> ; The full zone file
> $TTL 3D
> @ IN SOA ns3.mydomain.com. hostmaster.mydomain.com. (
> 199802151 ; serial, tod date + tod serial #
> 8H ; refresh, seconds
> 2H ; retry, seconds
> 4W ; expire, seconds
> 1D ) ; minimum, seconds
> NS ns1.mydomain.com.
> NS ns2.mydomain.com.
> NS ns3.mydomain.com.
> MX 10 mail.mydomain.com.
> localhost A 127.0.0.1
> ns1 A oldrealip1
> ns2 A oldrealip2
> ns3 A newrealip1
> mail A newrealip1
> www CNAME ns1
> ftp CNAME ns3
> Is something setup wrong? I had my dns setup and working before but
> since I will not be able to recover my zone files till I delete that
> old box and mount the drives in another box I am starting from fresh.
> I can get another real ip address. So I could just create two new
> name servers and add them to the whois db. The only problem I do not
> have reverse look ups for the new ips. Will that be a problem? Are
> my other nameservers which are currently up going to cause me problems
> with getting a workable solution up and running?
> I really am just trying to get something setup so that the emails for
> my domains aren't bounced. My email has been down for sometime
> already and I am sure I have lost some emails.
> Any help will be greatly appreciated.
> Scott Tuttle
Mark Andrews, Internet Software Consortium
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742 INTERNET: Mark.Andrews at isc.org
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