[lug] dns mx record

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Tue Aug 1 15:22:22 MDT 2000

That's what it had been (don't you love sharing admin responsibilities for
a box).  I changed it but no luck, then I just remembered after reading
your note, that I hadn't changed the serial number at the top before I
restarted named.

I'll try that and see if that works.

Molte grazie,


> Date: 02-Aug-2000
> From: Hugh Brown
> Subject: [lug] dns mx record
> } Host unknown (Name server:
> } xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.domain.com.: host not found)
> } 
> } where all the x's are the ip address of newmailhost.
> Your MX record for that must read like so:
>                 IN      MX      10 newmailhost.domain.com.
> If it reads:
>                 IN      MX      10 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
> DNS assumes you have a server called xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.domain.com.
> Also make sure newmailhost has its own A record, as
> newmailhost     IN      A       xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
> If you have any further problems, send me your zone file and I'll take a look
> at it.

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