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    May 2009
    South Africa

    mx records missing

    i am running linux ubuntu mail server, over the weekend emails stop coming in or going out. i dig my server from the server itself and i am get this results

    perfectpol@mycompany$ dig mx
    ;; global options: printcmd
    ;; connection timeout; no server could be reached

    then on a window workstation the results of nslookup is
    address: 179.a.a.6
    *** can't find mx: Non-existent domain

    contact my ISP and said the problem lays with local, since my server does host the emails. (by locally mean host them at my company server)

    I suppect that mx files have been corrupted or delete. How then should i resolve this, firstly I am new to the company and not all that good in linux. All the server is in command line. I tried to view the /etc/resolv.conf and it was blank. HELP.


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    Linux Engineer jledhead's Avatar
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    Oct 2004
    North Carolina
    do you host your own DNS? not talking about internal dns either. whoever hosts your dns needs to update the mx records.

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