about the A and PTR for sending mail
marka at isc.org
Thu Nov 10 03:05:38 UTC 2011
In message <CAA3U4eMEHMG0Nx9ry==zYBGJTMnbb4_y+npHzwKCzKehsWTT2A at mail.gmail.com>,
> I know maybe this is not related to DNS question, so please excuse me
> if it's not that suitable.
> I have two server IPs, the A records for them are:
> mail.dnsbed.com. 300 IN A 18.104.22.168
> mail.dnsbed.com. 300 IN A 22.214.171.124
> The corresponding PTR records are:
> 126.96.36.199.in-addr.arpa. 36466 IN PTR dnsbed.com.
> 188.8.131.52.in-addr.arpa. 36453 IN PTR dnsbed.com.
> But this setting can't make email sending successful.
> The Postfix system says:
> postfix/smtp: A65713180D9: to=<***@freenet.de>,
> relay=mx.freenet.de[184.108.40.206]:25, delay=1.2,
> delays=0.29/0.02/0.76/0.16, dsn=5.0.0, status=bounced (host
> mx.freenet.de[220.127.116.11] said: 550 inconsistent or no DNS PTR
> record for 18.104.22.168 (see RFC 1912 2.1) (in reply to RCPT TO
> Is there any RFC item said the A and PTR records must be consistent?
> And why they must?
While there is no RFC requirement that they match is there any
reason not to make them match (the above records don't match)
given that is the intent of the IN-ADDR.ARPA namespace?
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