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how to modifty the MX record (for unix DNS)?
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by:jlevie
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Well you change the zone files for the domain if you have control of the primary DNS server, otherwise you ask the Technical Contact for the domain to change the record.

I suspect that what you might be asking is, "How do I get email delivered directly to my machine when the MX record(s) for the domain point to a central mail server(s)?". The answer to that is that you contact the network administrators and ask if they permit local mail servers, and if so will they make the changes necessary for it to work.
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dvella earned 20 total points
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To modify an MX record, assuming that
you are authorized to use the machine that acts as the primary.

Edit the domain's zone file.
Change the MX record as you would like it.
Increase the Serial number of the zone so that secondaries will know about the change.
Save the zone file.
Restarted the named process so that the change will take effect.
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by:logout
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dvella
Thx for your help
Would u tell the command for  modify MX record... I am a beginner of Unix
Thx
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by:dvella
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First read the file /etc/named.boot
There you have a directory in one line.
Now check the name of the file of the domain whos MX you want to change.
Go to that directory.
Edit that file and do as I said before.
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