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Old 11th March 2006, 12:10
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I found out that mail.ricklynn.com is the mail server for ricklynn.com. Then I did this:

Code:
dig mail.ricklynn.com

; <<>> DiG 9.2.1 <<>> mail.ricklynn.com
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 30276
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;mail.ricklynn.com.             IN      A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
mail.ricklynn.com.      3336    IN      CNAME   ricklynn.com.
ricklynn.com.           3321    IN      A       216.212.44.217

;; Query time: 2 msec
;; SERVER: 81.169.163.104#53(81.169.163.104)
;; WHEN: Sat Mar 11 11:08:32 2006
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 65
mail.ricklynn.com is a CNAME, not an A record.

On http://langfeldt.net/DNS-HOWTO/BIND-9/DNS-HOWTO-5.html, I found this:

Quote:
CNAME (Canonical NAME) is a way to give each machine several names. So www is an alias for ns. CNAME record usage is a bit controversial. But it's safe to follow the rule that a MX, CNAME or SOA record should never refer to a CNAME record, they should only refer to something with an A record
Please change it!
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