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From "Ralf Hauser (JIRA)" <server-...@james.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (JAMES-796) Do also query authoritative nameservers to obtain MX record
Date Tue, 10 Jul 2007 13:26:11 GMT

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Ralf Hauser commented on JAMES-796:
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thx for the feedback - we found the culprit, a large Swiss ISP

the DNS servers from sunrise sometimes do no recursive lookup. For zunft-oberstrass.ch they
return no MX record and no authoritative nameserver.
For gmx.ch they return both.

"193.192.227.3",// (ns1.sunrise.ch)
"195.141.56.5",// (ns2.sunrise.ch)
"194.158.230.53",// (ns3.sunrise.ch)
"194.230.1.5",// (ns4.sunrise.ch)

if a work-around is really easy as in the current situation, wouldn't it make sense to spend
the extra few LOC and do that recursive lookup ourselves in http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/james/server/trunk/core-library/src/main/java/org/apache/james/dnsserver/DNSServer.java?view=markup

> Do also query authoritative nameservers to obtain MX record
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: JAMES-796
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JAMES-796
>             Project: James
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Armin Häberling
>
> for example for zunft-oberstrass.ch
> DNSServer.lockup("zunft-oberstrass.ch", Type.MX, "MX")
> will return null, but
> DNSServer.lockup("zunft-oberstrass.ch", Type.NS, "NS")
> will return two authoritative nameservers, which then can be queried and return the MX
record for zunft-oberstrass.ch.

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