MX record and PTR questions
bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Tue Jun 21 18:37:11 UTC 2005
On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 05:31:46PM -0700,
wally <wallyx3 at yahoo.com.au> 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
> domain.com.au MX 10 mail.domain.com.au
> Also if my server was called server1 - would the reverse PTR have to
> read server1.domain.com.au or the name specified in the MX record
> (in the first case mail.domaim.com.au)
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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