[ILUG] OT: Indigo's mail servers
murtaghn at tcd.ie
Thu Feb 21 17:00:52 GMT 2002
On Thursday 21 February 2002 16:06, Reggie Walsh wrote:
> But removing zone files just reflects the information in their primary and
> secondary DNS servers. As I understand it the mail relay servers have
> their own DNS contained in .dat files, and even thought the information is
> removed from Indigo/Eircom DNS the mail servers do not reflect this and as
> I said the mail gets stalled.
I don't know about these so called .dat files, but if they have their mail
servers set to accept mail for certain domains, any mail to those domains that
passes through the mail servers will probably get delivered locally instead
of transferred to an MX specified host.
I've had problems with eircom, esat and via networks dns servers blocking
access to customer's sites because of old dns records, but this is usually
because nobody has told them to change things. A quick phone call usually
sorts things out.
What worries me is that sometimes it seems _too easy_ to get them to remove
old records. Sometimes they ask for faxed confirmation from the domain owner,
but sometimes they just take your word for it and delete stuff!
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