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SubjectRe: DNS goofups galore...

Hello Matti ,

On Thu, 8 Feb 2001, Matti Aarnio wrote:
...snip...
> Answer to the self-education question above:
>
> The NAME fields in usual BIND systems get appended the current $ORIGIN
> string value when the data in the field does not end with a dot:
>
> Wrong: IN MX 10 11.22.33.44
> "Right": IN MX 10 11.22.33.44.
s/"Right"/Wrong/

(in the forward file)
Right: IN MX 10 mymail.mydomain.com.
Right:mymail.mydomain.com. IN A 11.22.33.44

(in a in-addr.arpa file)
Right:44 IN PTR mymail.mydomain.com.

> The second appears at DNS lookup as "IN MX 10 11.22.33.44", which
> is the intention aiming to use quite common misfeatures of system
> libraries. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF IT WORKING AT NON-UNIX SYSTEMS!
> Indeed there is no guarantee of it working at UNIX systems either!
True ! . Hth , JimL

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