--On Tuesday, 25 March, 2008 23:18 -0400 Keith Moore
You know, that's a very interesting point. One of more common
configuration variations we see is to disable MX lookups and
just use address records.
how does anyone expect that to work across administrative
Sorry, I'm now completely confused. Maybe it has just been a
long day, but...
Ned, by "disable MX lookups", do you mean "don't put MX records
into the DNS zone and therefore force a fallback to the address
records" or "ignore the requirement of the standard that
requires using MX records if they are there"?
I'm talking about having the ability to disable DNS MX lookups entirely
and fall back to address information.
If the latter,
the behavior, however useful (or not) is, IMO, so far outside
the standard that it is irrelevant to any discussion about how
DNS records are used in a standard way.
I'm sorry, but i don't see it that way. I was close to convinced that this sort
of fallback behavior was no longer useful under any circumstances until Bill
reminded me that's not the case.
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