Checking domain ns records are pointing to us

Dave Tiger dave at tigeri.com
Fri Jun 18 17:00:32 BST 2004


Hi Matt,

What I want to do is check that domains I host actually have the names =
ever
set to mine or not so that I can prune domains that don=92t have the =
name
server records pointing to my name server.

Hope that helps=20

Dave Carrera



-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Dawson [mailto:matt at mattsnetwork.co.uk]=20
Sent: 18 June 2004 16:19
To: Ceri Davies; dave at tigeri.com; freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org
Subject: Re: Checking domain ns records are pointing to us


On Friday 18 Jun 2004 16:11, Ceri Davies wrote:
> The difference is that just because you host the domain, it doesn't=20
> mean that you have anything to do with the domain's mail handling (or=20
> even that the domain handles mail).

Indeed. However, the OP asked if there was some way to check this, and I =

assumed he would like this to be automated in some way, perhaps to check =
his

clients' MX records for validity in case of mail routing problems where =
he=20
has no control over the DNS. A script calling dig to check MX records =
and=20
running sed to strip out the authoritative mail server from the results=20
sounded to me like the way to go, but perhaps I misread.

> I was a bit short before; apologies if that came over in an asshole=20
> kind of way.

Not at all. If I'm misleading a poster, I'd rather be pulled up than =
make=20
their life harder.

--=20
Matt Dawson.

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