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 From:  Raylund Lai <raylund dot lai at kankanwoo dot com>
 Cc:  Monowall Mailing List <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Two Mail Servers with 2 Public IP's
 Date:  Fri, 01 Apr 2005 03:24:04 -0500
It still works if MX record to CNAME but it needs extra processing time 
and violate RFC rules.

You can use this link the check your DNS entries http://www.dnsreport.com/

Cheers
Raylund

sylikc wrote:

>Richard / Jeffrey,
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>On Mar 24, 2005 10:52 AM, Jeffrey Goldberg <jeffrey at goldmark dot org> wrote:
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>>On Mar 24, 2005, at 2:30 AM, Richard Parvass wrote:
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>>>FYI, CNAMEs are prohibited in MX records, according to RFC1912 2.4,
>>>and RFC2181 10.3.
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>>>
>>Indeed.
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>That's kinda odd and good to know.  I don't run my own DNS, but use a
>3rd party provider for my DNS, and oddly enough I use a CNAME in the
>data field of my MX record and things work out... but I guess it's at
>least nice to know it's not supposed to work in case it breaks in the
>future.
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>/sylikc
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