April 14th, 2002, 12:40 AM
MX Records for local SMTP server
My DNS records are as follows:
qartis.com. IN NS ns1.granitecanyon.com. ; 126.96.36.199
qartis.com. IN NS ns2.granitecanyon.com. ; 188.8.131.52
qartis.com. IN RP email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org. ; EXTREF
localhost.qartis.com. IN A 127.0.0.1
qartis.com. IN A 184.108.40.206
*.qartis.com. IN CNAME qartis.com. ; GLOBALOK
w.qartis.com. IN CNAME 220.127.116.11. ; EXTREF
ftp.qartis.com. IN CNAME 18.104.22.168. ; EXTREF
My ISP (Telus) tells me smtp.telus.net should work as my SMTP server, and it used to, but it doen'st work anymore. I installed Hermes SMTP/POP3 server to run my own SMTP server, but I'm guessing I'll have to set it up using MX records in my DNS records. Does anybody know how to set this up?
April 14th, 2002, 03:37 AM
Can't check your DNS because ns1.granitecanyon.com is currently dead and ns2.granitecanyon.com is a lame server.
Anyhow, whatever you need to do to your zone record you have to contact granitecanyon.com because they are authoritative to your domain.
In addition, just so you know, there no longer is such thing as CNAME on earth. Unfortunately it's still being used by those DNS illiterated people, the BIND people, who don't have a clue what DNS is.
If you wonder how to set MX record start here.
One last thing, you can't set localhost.qartis.com. Imagine what would happen if someone queries localhost.qartis.com. What IP should it return?