Subject: Re: Greg Woods: your mailer is misconfigured
To: None <netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Wolfgang Rupprecht <email@example.com>
Date: 06/22/1998 09:00:41
firstname.lastname@example.org (Olaf Seibert) writes:
> I sent a bug report to the address at sendmail.org that the
> HasWildcardMX is apparently being used where it shouldn't.
I think there is a second problem. Sendmail attempts to figure out if
a DNS error is temporary or permanent so it can decide whether to
return a 4xx or 5xx error code.
It appears to do the wrong thing in the case of a nameserver that is
not a secondary yet is listed as being authoritative in the official
(At least thats my read from checking a few of these types of
bounces. Perhaps its just the "plate 'o shrimp" phenomenon.)