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Date:      Mon, 2 Jun 1997 08:44:09 -0700 (PDT)
From:      efb@cotdazr.org
To:        questions@FreeBSD.org
Cc:        efb@cotdazr.org (Everett F Batey), dan@thefactory.com
Subject:   Sendmail 8.8.3 .. FBSD 2.1.6
Message-ID:  <19970602154409.6556.qmail@cotdazr.org>

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Sendmail 8.8.3 on Free BSD 2.1.6 .. mail loops and complains from bad
DNS/Bind .. MX record .. 

I just brought up another FreeBSD host as a Sendmail Master.

It is on our ISPs IP space .. however..
  IN-ADDR PTR is to www.vcd.com .. and ..
  MX 15 is uunet
  MX 10 is us.new.host .. 


The '% hostname' is saturn.vcd.com and ..
  Djvcd.com
  # who I masquerade as (null for no masquerading) (see also $=M)
  DM saturn.vcd.com vcd.com www.vcd.com
  
So .. just like on my Solaris boxes at work .. any email to anyhost.vcd.com

  Complains of MX problem .. I AM CLUELESS .. 

   1- Can you point me other than to source code on a configuring email
      with 2.1.6 guide .. no mention in the newer revs of the Nutshells
      at Barnes and Noble .. etc .. NO answers from the BSD project ..
   2- Would be so nice to have a place to look for docs in the CDROM on
      the new gotchas in F.BSD Sendmail .. or where ever else I have missed
      looking .. 

 Please .. Help a really old newbie .. VR /Ev/ Postmaster-less

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Forwarded message:  [[ as received at my postmaster host with qmail .. ]]
> From #@[] Mon Jun 02 13:51:58 1997
 Subject: failure notice
 

> The original message was received at Sun, 1 Jun 1997 23:46:44 -0700 (PDT)
> from efb@gcpacix [205.228.248.205]
> 
>    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> <dan@www.vcd.com>
> <efb@www.vcd.com>
> 
>    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
> 553 www.vcd.com. config error: mail loops back to me (MX problem?)
> 554 <dan@www.vcd.com>,<efb@www.vcd.com>... Local configuration error
> 

This was the result of connecting telnet desthost 25 .. helo.. mail.. rcpt..
data.. ... . sequence .. 

> Message-Id: <199706020646.XAA06480@vcd.com>
> to: <dan@vcd.com>
> to: <efb@vcd.com>
> Subject: Test traffic onto port 25 to / of vcd.com
> 
> Sent these helo, from and rcpt lines on and to vcd.com
> 
> helo cotdazr.org
> 250 vcd.com Hello efb@gcpacix [205.228.248.205], pleased to meet you
> mail from: <postmaster-test@cotdazr.org>
> 250 <postmaster-test@cotdazr.org>... Sender ok
> rcpt to: <dan@vcd.com>
> 250 <dan@vcd.com>... Recipient ok
> rcpt to: <efb@vcd.com>
> 250 <efb@vcd.com>... Recipient ok
> rcpt to: <dan@www.vcd.com>
> 250 <dan@www.vcd.com>... Recipient ok
> rcpt to: <efb@www.vcd.com>
> 250 <efb@www.vcd.com>... Recipient ok
> rcpt to: <dan@saturn.vcd.com>
> 250 <dan@vcd.com>... Recipient ok
> rcpt to: <efb@saturn.vcd.com>
> 250 <efb@vcd.com>... Recipient ok
> data
> 354 Enter mail, end with "." on a line by itself
> from: <postmaster-test@cotdazr.org>
> to: <dan@vcd.com>
> to: <efb@vcd.com>
> 
> --XAA06484.865234302/vcd.com--


===========================================================================

; <<>> DiG 2.1 <<>> vcd.com any axfr @ns1.west.net 
;
;
; Delegated from /etc/named.boot as vcd.com
;
@               IN      SOA     ns1.vcnet.com. efb.ns1.vcnet.com. (
                                97053006        ; serial
                                3600    ; refresh (1 hour)
                                1800    ; retry (30 mins)
                                1209600 ; expire (14 days)
                                21600 ) ; minimum (6 hours)
;;
;;
                IN      NS      ns1.vc.net.
                IN      NS      ns.cotdazr.org.
; domain vcd.com has this IP ..
                IN      A       205.231.12.17
;
; Detour at router .. spammers .. via our outer ISP .. 
;
                IN      MX      15 mail.uu.net.
                IN      MX      10 vcd.com.
;
; Host saturn.vcd.com has this IP ..
saturn          IN      A       205.231.12.17
                IN      MX      15 mail.uu.net.
                IN      MX      10 vcd.com.
;;
; Host www.vcd.com has this IP .. 
www             IN      A       205.231.12.17
;
old             IN      A       205.254.228.208
;
;
; HP email lists transpose vcd.hp.com into hp.vcd.com .. 
;
hp              IN      MX      10 vcd.hp.com.
;
*               IN      MX      15 mail.uu.net.
*               IN      MX      10 vcd.com.

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% dig -x 205.231.12.17

;; ANSWERS:
17.12.231.205.in-addr.arpa.     86400   PTR     www.vcd.com.

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