MX record and PTR questions

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Tue Jun 21 18:37:11 UTC 2005

On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 05:31:46PM -0700,
 wally <wallyx3 at> wrote 
 a message of 30 lines which said:

> My question is - does the name "mail" have any significance at all 


> is just an alias that is resolved by the A record.

                                         You forgot the dot here
>  MX 10

> Also if my server was called server1 - would the reverse PTR have to
> read or the name specified in the MX record
> (in the first case

The DNS and BIND do not care. But some servers test that there is a
consistency between the PTR and the A.

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