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Newbie DNS questions

In article <1994Jul18.222849.13206@zodiac.cca.rockwell.com>,
Jeff Detterman <jldetter@cca.rockwell.com> wrote:
>1. Can an object be both a CNAME and an MX record? I need this for
>sites that do not understand MX records.

<pedantic>

A host which does SMTP but does not understand MX records is in
violation of a MUST clause in RFC-1123 (section 5.3.5).  RFC-1123 is a
required Internet standard.  Such a host, therefore, is not suitable
for connection to the Internet.

<\pedantic>

Seriously, these hosts are either misconfigured (maybe they forgot to
use sendmail.mx, if it's a Sun system) or hopelessly broken.  In either
case, you should not be wasting *your* time fixing *their* problem.

Tim.
--
Tim Goodwin        | "Any time *anything* goes wrong on a
Public IP Exchange | PC, I immediately suspect a hardware
Cambridge, UK      | problem :-)." -- Chris Torek

Original headers:

From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: comp.protocols.tcp-ip.domains
Subject: Re: Newbie DNS questions
Date: 19 Jul 1994 18:16:58 +0100
Organization: PIPEX, 216 Science Park, Cambridge, England
Message-ID: <30h1qa$9tg@relay2.pipex.net>
References: <1994Jul18.222849.13206@zodiac.cca.rockwell.com>

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