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Email failed: host lookup did not complete:,DNS Error i think

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by mahmood, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. mahmood

    mahmood Member

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    when i'm sending an email , the email return to me with this error


    i think there is problem with DNS or somthing related to , i had tried to fix namad using those scripts in /sripts which didn't fix any thing ,
     
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    You need to:

    1. Emulate the lookup on the server using dig

    2. Get the proper error message from the exim mainlog when you send
     
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    here what i did


    root@hn [~]# dig -x myip
    ; <<>> DiG 9.2.4 <<>> -x myip
    ;; global options: printcmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 52031
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;myip.in-addr.arpa. IN PTR

    ;; Query time: 10 msec
    ;; SERVER: myip#53(myip)
    ;; WHEN: Wed Jun 15 17:35:56 2005
    ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 43


    2005-06-15 17:12:07 1DiYch-000865-QT == anyusername@hotmail.com R=lookuphost defer (-1): host lookup did not complete



    root@***** [~]# ping hotmail.com
    ping: unknown host hotmail.com
     
    #3 mahmood, Jun 15, 2005
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    So that would suggest that your server doesn't have a reverse DNS PTR record for your servers IP address and that it doesn't have any operable DNS resolvers in /etc/resolv.conf
     
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