bind 9.7.2-P3 does not resolve

Lightner, Jeff jlightner at
Thu Dec 30 23:04:52 UTC 2010

If qmail is open source then YOU can patch it to your heart's content
and might even want to fork the project so you're maintaining it for

Expecting BIND to hold itself back or patch itself for 1998 standards is
a bit like expecting people that maintain websites to keep support for
Mosaic.  It's hard enough to get them to do it for Firefox, Chrome,
Opera et al let alone going back to things ancient browsers did.

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 4:42 PM
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Subject: Re: bind 9.7.2-P3 does not resolve

2010/12/30 Tony Finch <dot at>:
> On 30 Dec 2010, at 19:56, Lazy <lazy404 at> wrote:
>> qmail uses ANY so m$ is not getting any mail from us
> This is several bugs in qmail. It is making the query in order to
canonicalize the domain in outgoing email, which it does not need to do
according to the current SMTP specs. It should be making an MX query
(not CNAME as it originally did and not ANY as it has done since about
1998) in order to find out if the domain needs to be canonicalized. It
also has an undersized DNS packet buffer and cannot cope with truncated
replies, so even if ANY queries for worked, qmail could
not handle the reply.
> Qmail is buggy and unmaintained and has been abandoned by its author.
Best avoided.

easy for you to say ;)

there are still many more or less happy qmail users, maybe we need
just another patch ;)


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