Fwd: [Pdns-users] mx failure scenario

Augie Schwer augie.schwer at gmail.com
Sun Dec 24 16:10:43 UTC 2006

These came to me instead of the list; perhaps the List Admins can add
a "reply-to" header to list traffic?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: gnu not unix <gnu at wraith.sf.ca.us>
Date: Dec 22, 2006 4:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Pdns-users] mx failure scenario
To: Augie Schwer <augie.schwer at gmail.com>

In message <192e943c0612221523u5ef08140x546cf858fb45ba91 at mail.gmail.com> you wr
>On 12/21/06, bert hubert <bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl> wrote:

>> One thing that looks odd, but is completely legal, is that you have an NS
>> record pointing to the name of your zone. Conceivably, this might be
>> confusing PowerDNS, as this is somewhat rare.

>That seems to have been the problem, as now the auth. servers don't
>return the spurious SOA, that seems to befuddle some resolvers.

Yes, I had the sf.ca.us folk change the NS record that used to be:

wraith.sf.ca.us.        IN   NS     wraith.sf.ca.us.
wraith.sf.ca.us.        IN   A

To this:

wraith.sf.ca.us.        IN   NS     wraith.wraith.sf.ca.us.
wraith.wraith.sf.ca.us. IN   A

And lo, email From All Over began to flow to me.

>I'm not even sure how to write that bug report because it is so weird:

>PowerDNS returns spurious SOA record when queried for a subodmain with
>glue that points to itself?

>Augie Schwer    -    Augie at Schwer.us    -    http://schwer.us

Thanks for the suggestion about changing the NS record,
so far things look ok.


Augie Schwer    -    Augie at Schwer.us    -    http://schwer.us
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