[dns-operations] Shameless plug for our Zonecheck software (Was: af.mil DNS issue
patrik at frobbit.se
Sat Jul 1 18:01:34 UTC 2006
On 1 jul 2006, at 17.46, John Payne wrote:
> Couple of comments here too...
Of course :-)
> Is it necessary to try each MX for EVERY nameserver? 24 attempts
> to get mail to an SOA email address seems excessive.
This is a known issue.
Of course it should only try each combination of email address and
RDATA in MX once. It only tries once if the SMTP connection works.
> Also, if you're going to be reporting mail failures, you really
> should learn the difference between tempfail (like in the case of
> greylisting) and real failures.
Yeah..., I just saw this. Not earlier a known bug...but now it is.
What do you think the correct solution is?
Say ok for 4xx errors, and only say "bad" on 5xx?
> I think zonecheck only tried each MX once, but still didn't grok
> And this is aimed at zonecheck, I have issues with a _DNS_ checker
> running open relay tests...
A test on nameserver <-> AS relationship is currently turned off, but
will be turned on when the new version is ready.
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