Re: [anti-spam-wg] Domains with MX set to localhost
To: "der Mouse" mouse@localhost, anti-spam-wg@localhost
From: Jørgen Hovland jorgen@localhost
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 19:14:01 +0100
Organization: Jørgen Hovland ENK
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From: "der Mouse" mouse@localhost
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 6:55 PM
Subject: Re: [anti-spam-wg] Domains with MX set to localhost
As I remarked upthread, an MX record isn't capable of containing
anything but a FQDN, so the second item must really mean something
else (like "in a nonexistent TLD").
$ dig -t mx tester.hovland.be
tester.hovland.be. 8064 IN MX 5 mail.
# ping -ainet6 mail
PING mail.hovland.be (::1): 56 data bytes
So mx for tester.hovland.be points to the mailserver of whatever
domain your machine is under as long as the hostname
No, it doesn't. It points to the (nonexistent) top-level doamin
It may be misinterpreted as being the machine "mail" in some domain or
other, depending on how carelessly it is handled (such as by stripping
the trailing dot and passing the rest to ping), but that is definitely
My fault. Didn't see the dot there sorry.