December 15th, 2003, 01:50 PM
I posted this question in the DNS section and was asked to place it here. Any help would be appreciated.
I have a Novell Network in place and would like to know the following:
Is it possible for an MX record in the DNS server to resolve a URL? As far as I was told, on the "A" record could do that.
Thanks very much,
December 17th, 2003, 02:18 PM
"MX" records are for resolving e-mail domains, and "A" records are for resolving URL's, Pointer records are for reverse lookup and so on. What problem are you having or what are you trying to accomplish on your netware box? just a guess but it sounds like your server is resolving a domain name to a MX record address and not the web server. look into your host file and make sure that theres no bad entry. also do a nslookup -q=mx domain.name and nslookup domain.name and make sure when you ping you are getting the address from the second nslookup.
if nslookup is wrong then do a nslookup using a different dns server.
Last edited by juniperr; December 17th, 2003 at 02:22 PM.
December 17th, 2003, 10:54 PM
Didn't I tell you in your other thread to use a more descriptive topic than Help next time? Saying Help in the subject title is as useless as leaving it blank.
Go read How to Post a Question NOW, this is your last warning.