[Mailman-Users] A record problem?

John W. Baxter jwblist at olympus.net
Sat Apr 17 22:12:39 CEST 2004

On 4/15/2004 15:56, "Dr. Jones" <drjones at vii.com> wrote:

> Here's output from dig sanchiro.com:
> ;; global options:  printcmd
> ;; Got answer:
> ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 3593
> ;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0
> ;scott.sanchiro.com.            IN      A
> sanchiro.com.           7200    IN      SOA     ns.integraonline.com.
> hostmaster.integraonline.com. 2004011204 3600 1800 604800 86400
> ;; Query time: 157 msec
> ;; SERVER:
> ;; WHEN: Thu Apr 15 16:35:40 2004
> ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 100
> I believe this shows that an A Record is not set up correctly for me. Is
> this something I am to do on my system? or is this something my ISP sets
> up on their hardware to point to my machine?

The name servers registered for your domain are
so integraonline.com would be the people you would contact.  The headers in
your message reveal that they are you ISP, so yes, you need to contact them.

They are publishing DNS for sanchiro.com, with the reverse lookup being
# host sanchiro.com
sanchiro.com has address
# host domain name pointer mail.sanchiro.com.
# host mail.sanchiro.com
mail.sanchiro.com has address

They also have a nice MX record for you:
# host -tmx sanchiro.com
sanchiro.com mail is handled by 10 mail.sanchiro.com.

It is likely that you can get them to add the scott.sanchiro.com address,
but of course I don't know their policy.  They are better at this than many
providers whose handiwork I've encountered...it appears that you selected


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