Solved

mail server dns

Posted on 2006-11-05
2
198 Views
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I need to make sure that I setup dns properly for my mail server.
I know I need a pointer and all that so what do I specifically need to setup.
0
Comment
Question by:iceman19330
2 Comments
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
alextoft earned 500 total points
ID: 17877573
Are you authorative for the IP your dns server holds? Or does your ISP maintain the reverse records for the address? If you maintain the records, just add a PTR record. Otherwise ask your ISP to do it.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:ygoutham
ID: 17879021
ask your ISP to provide you with a DNS entry for your server along with the MX record to point to the current IP address of the machine.

if they are providing unlimited sub-domains, then you might need to create your own subdomains like

server.com (you would need a A record and a MX record for this)
pop.server.com
smtp.server.com
mail.server.com

and any other that you think is required.  you can make all the sub-domains point to the same IP or different machines as you please.  once that is done then it is time to move to complete testing.

PS: congrats on the RAID setup!
0

Featured Post

Threat Intelligence Starter Resources

Integrating threat intelligence can be challenging, and not all companies are ready. These resources can help you build awareness and prepare for defense.

Join & Write a Comment

Little introduction about CP: CP is a command on linux that use to copy files and folder from one location to another location. Example usage of CP as follow: cp /myfoder /pathto/destination/folder/ cp abc.tar.gz /pathto/destination/folder/ab…
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can use conditional statements using Python.
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now