Microsoft Exchange Installer.

Niall O'Reilly Niall.oReilly at
Thu Feb 5 17:23:32 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-02-05 at 15:13 +0000, Dean, Barry wrote:
> One of my colleagues is convinced my DNS config is "broken",

	[ ... ]


	There are some details you neglected to mention.  In particular,
	it's left to the reader's best guess that your colleagues 
	exchange server is given a name belonging to the
	zone.  If that's actually the case, then the SOA record for is indeed the record whence the negative cache 
	timer for the Exchange server's name is obtained.

	It's also not clear who is the zone admin for the livad... zone:
	you, your colleague who deals with Exchange, or someone else.

	Two options occur to me for you.  You could have the zone admin
	for livad... shorten the negative cache timer.  Alternatively,
	you could have your internal resolving servers act as stealth
	slaves for livad...  Your servers won't then cache RRs 
	belonging to livad... and will be kept up to date by NOTIFY
	from the master (provided, of course, that the master can ...).

	Without client access to your internal recursive servers, I 
	can't say whether they're broken or not.  However, my first 
	impressions from what you wrote are that they're very likely 
	doing "what it says on the tin".

	If you feel some off-list follow-up would help, I would be
	interested, as the experience may help me anticipate and/or
	forestall potential problems of a similar nature.

	Best regards,

	Niall O'Reilly
	University College Dublin IT Services
	(just a ferry-ride away!)

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