[jadmin] DNS problems

Ron Smits rons at ronsmits.com
Mon Mar 5 02:37:30 CST 2001


Grin I keep messing up the RFC numbers I am much more comfotable with 
the mail related RFC's. Lets just see what they come back with.

The Laptop Toting Assailant wrote:

> nono... RFC1918 was just talking about the IP address 172.16/12. You
> didn't mention your IP in the mail, so I just made one up... Sorry for the
> confusion. If you try to lookup 172.16 it should fail, because these IP's
> are non routable. They are for private networking...
> 
> The DNS issue should be taken care of if they just set the PTR record.
> Actually delegating control over a single IP address is alot of work for
> very little gain.
> 
> 		-PL
> 
> 
> 
> On Sun, 4 Mar 2001, Ron Smits wrote:
> 
>> Yup I was afraid rgc 1918 was the one biting me here, I have already 
>> asked my ISP to relinquish control to me :)
>> 
>> Ron
>> 
>> The Laptop Toting Assailant wrote:
>> 
>>> Yea, this is a DNS issue. The hostname given to you by xs4all.nl
>>> is what's called a PTR record. Lets say you have an IP 172.16.0.1 and I
>>> want to find out what the "hostname" is of that ip address. (don't bother
>>> with that address. it's RFC1918) you can use the "NSLOOKUP" command (under
>>> unix) to find the reverse or PTR record for a given address. The other
>>> hostnames you have configured (icq.ronsmits.org, msn.ronsmits.org etc) are
>>> forward or A records. And are not dependant on the PTR record... 
>>> 
>>> See your ISP has "delegated" control over the network 172.16/12 allowing
>>> them to set any PTR record they wish. (In this case eagle.xs4all.nl) What
>>> you may wish to do, is request they change the "eagle.xs4all.nl" hostname
>>> to the one your system reports it is to the jabber server. Or possibly
>>> change your jabber server's hostname to eagle.xs4all.nl.
>>> 
>>> Hope this helps!
>>> 
>>> 		-PL
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Sun, 4 Mar 2001, Ron Smits wrote:
>>> 
>>>> I am running a jabber server under my own domain (ronsmits.org) The 
>>>> problem is that I am connected using an ADSL connection, The IP address 
>>>> (a static one) is configured first off all by the ISP as eagle.xs4all.nl
>>>> 
>>>> The DNS records for ronsmits.org are handled by another one of my 
>>>> servers and the entries icq.ronsmits.org, msn.ronsmits.org and 
>>>> yahoo.ronsmits.org
>>>> all point to the correct IP address. It works great I use Jabber from 
>>>> anywhere to connect to this server and have the same roster :) Kudos for 
>>>> the jabber development.
>>>> 
>>>> But.... update.jabber.org complains about the dns:
>>>> 
>>>> 20010227T22:10:07: [alert] (s2s): We were told by update.jabber.org that 
>>>> our sen
>>>> ding name ronsmits.org is invalid, either something went wrong on their 
>>>> end, we
>>>> tried using that name improperly, or dns does not resolve to us
>>>> 
>>>> how to resolve this?
>>>> 
>>>> Ron
>>>> 
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>>>> 
>>>> We will assimilate
>>>> 
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