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how to configure the mail server on DNS ?

miaoxucheng
Advisor

how to configure the mail server on DNS ?

HI ,every on .
i configured a DNS server on HP-UX 11.0 , i want to add a mail server which running on WINNT to the DNS . the param file of hosts_to_named is as followings :
-d xian.com.cn
-n 10.16
-m 10:mail
the DNS works and the mail server can be resolve (mail.xian.com.cn), but the mail can not be received .the error messages mail is received on the machine on which the mail is sent as followings :
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The following addresses had permanent fatal errors
550 wangx@xian.com.cn ... Host unknown (Name server:xian.com.cn:host not found)
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what's the matter ?
thank you in advance .

best regards


pig

 

 

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4 REPLIES
Niraj Kumar Verma
Trusted Contributor

Re: how to configure the mail server on DNS ?


Hi,


use -m instead of -M

-Niraj
Niraj.Verma@philips.com
U.SivaKumar_2
Honored Contributor

Re: how to configure the mail server on DNS ?

Hi,

Have you restarted the named process after giving hosts_to_named command ? do it


regards,
U.SivaKumar
Innovations are made when conventions are broken
Armin Feller
Honored Contributor

Re: how to configure the mail server on DNS ?

Hi,

one is to use a wildcard MX record in DNS which points to the Groupwise SMTP gateway for all external mail. The other thing to try would be the sendmail option: fallbackMXhost in sendmail.cf. When all else fails, the e-mail would be
routed to via the fallback MX host - in this case, once again, the Groupwise
SMTP gateway.

Regards,
Armin
U.SivaKumar_2
Honored Contributor

Re: how to configure the mail server on DNS ?

hi,
Can you resolve the IP address of mail.xian.com.cn host ?
can you paste your forward zone database file's contents here

regards,
U.SivaKumar
Innovations are made when conventions are broken