[nos-bbs] domain suffix adds even with periods..

Barry k2mf at ptd.net
Thu Jun 11 15:51:51 EDT 2009

On Thu, 11 Jun 2009 09:41:33 -0700, Bill V WA7NWP <wa7nwp at gmail.com>

> Once again I'm doing battle to get JNOS to deliver SMTP messages to
> itself for mailbox posting.   Seems like this comes up with every
> installation.  Sigh.

Don't you just hate those problems that keep cropping up when you
forget what you had to do the last time to fix them?

> Anyway, has anybody else noticed a glitch where the "has a period"
> logic isn't working?
> domain suffix is  wa563
> hostname is nwpnos.wa563
> The doc for domain suffix says (essentially) " this suffix will be
> appended to any name without a period prior to DNS discovery."
> My hostname has the period.. When SMTP runs to deliver the local
> messaged destined for @nwpnos.wa563, I see the DNS query going out for
> "nwpnos.wa563.wa563" which of course returns a bogus openDNS site that
> happily ignores the SMTP attempts to its port 25.
> My domain.txt file has local entries for  'nwpnos." and
> 'nwpnos.wa563.'  with the trailing periods.
> I finally got it close to working when I set "domain suffix none"
> Any thoughts?


'domain suffix wa563."
"hostname nwpnos.wa563"

Get rid of "nwpnos." in the domain file since that will never match.
The "nwpnos.wa563." entry is ok.

Queries for either "nwpnos", "nwpnos.wa563" and "nwpnos.wa563."
*should* now all go out as "nwpnos.wa563."

> Thanks,
> Bill - WA7NWP

73, de Barry, K2MF >>
k2mf at ptd.net

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