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Old 10-29-2008, 11:31 AM   #1
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DNS (and Postfix) Issue ('Domain doesn't resolve')

This one has me stumped. We've started experiencing problems sending email to certain domains. I'm seeing messages such as these in our mail logs:

Domain of sender address <us@here> does not exist (in reply to MAIL FROM command))

Domain of sender address us@here does not resolve (in reply to MAIL FROM command))
Some of the big domains that we're having problems with are,, and Many other sites have no problems, though.

From what I've learned, this happens when the destination mail host cannot find an A record for our domain; but our domain certainly does have an A record (and MX, SOA and NS records). We're running three Bind 9.2.4 servers on Redhat machines, which appear with a whois.

Watching the queries.log, I see a lot of queries coming in from external hosts. I'm also able to perform digs against our name servers from off site hosts. I've also used some online DNS test sites, such as intodns and a few others, and none report any major problems for our domain.

I'm stumped at this point. Has anyone experienced this or have any suggestions?


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Old 10-29-2008, 12:06 PM   #2
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What is your domain?

or post an nslookup ; set q=any
Old 10-29-2008, 02:10 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by r0x0rj00b0x0r View Post
What is your domain?

or post an nslookup ; set q=any
Thanks for the response, but it's finally resolved. Turns out our networking group upgraded some firewall software and turned on a DNS security feature, which started blocking DNS requests from certain sites. For two days I was perplexed...Good to know it's finally resolved, though.


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