9.6.1-P1 zone parser false errors

Len Conrad lconrad at Go2France.com
Wed Nov 4 17:44:28 UTC 2009

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Tony Finch <dot at dotat.at>
Date:  Wed, 4 Nov 2009 13:52:10 +0000

>On Mon, 2 Nov 2009, Mark Andrews wrote:
>> getaddrinfo() is reporting that aspmx.l.google.com's cannonical
>> name is mail-yx0-f102.google.com.  Somewhere in the resolution path
>> aspmx.l.google.com is being treated as a alias for
>> mail-yx0-f102.google.com.  In the DNS this is done using a CNAME.
>That's the kind of name you get if you do a reverse lookup on an IP
>address returned by a lookup of aspmx.l.google.com, e.g.
>	$ dig +short -x $(dig +short aspmx.l.google.com)
>	mail-ew0-f49.google.com.
>I'm not sure why getaddrinfo() would be doing a reverse lookup to
>canonicalize a name. My test machines (Solaris, FreeBSD, Linux) don't.

ok, the google hits I saw for that error msg also referred to getaddrinfo(), so I guess it's specific to that machine or its setup, but it's redhat enterprise, nothing special or out of date.

I'm moving DNS to vmware/freebsd anyway.


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