[Mimedefang] NS records for a sub-domain

Stephen L Johnson stephen.johnson at arkansas.gov
Wed Mar 19 15:54:38 EDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-03-19 at 14:23 -0400, WBrown at e1b.org wrote:
> I have a site, a school district, that is a sub-domain from our main 
> domain.   We have one zone file for everything in the wnyric.org domain, 
> including the appropriate entries for sherman.wnyric.org.  They are trying 
> to communicate with a vendor that outsources their mail to a company 
> "bluetie.com"  That company is refusing to accept mail because 
> sherman.wnyric.org does not have an NS record.  wnyric.org has NS records 
> defined.
> Has anyone heard of such a requirement before?
No. There is no such requirement in the RFC's not even a hint.

Bluetie.com has made very some erroneous assumptions about how to check
for legitimate mail servers. Bluetie.com would refuse e-mail from all of
the public schools in the State of Arkanas based upon their policies.
And I do mean all because I'm hostmaster for the TLD.  

The vendor should tell bluetie.com to "fixit". 
Stephen L Johnson  <stephen.johnson at arkansas.gov>
Unix Systems Administrator / DNS Hostmaster
Department of Information Systems
State of Arkansas

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