Subject: Re: bin/32888: send-pr
To: None <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org, gnats-admin@NetBSD.org,>
From: John Nemeth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/23/2006 23:49:04
On Jun 10, 7:07pm, email@example.com wrote:
} The following reply was made to PR bin/32888; it has been noted by GNATS.
} From: firstname.lastname@example.org
} To: email@example.com
} Subject: Re: bin/32888: send-pr
} Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 06:57:57 GMT
} > } it appears that gnats.netbsd.org rejects
} > } mail sent from NetBSD machines behind a
} > } proxy server (FreeBSD using ppp NAT).
} > }
} > } gnats.netbsd.org doesn't accept the email
} > } because it can't lookup the local domain
} > } behind the proxy - but netbsd.org doesn't
} > } mind. eg, if the proxy server is
} > } abc.mytelco.org, and i email from
} > } localmachine.abc.mytelco.org, it
} > } will bounce from gnats.netbsd.org
} > } because it can't do a reverse DNS
} > } lookup on that domain. netbsd.org
} > } doesn't complain. i don't think it
} > } is a local configuration problem, but
} > } more due to the fact that my ISP doesn't
} > } pass DNS requests down to my server.
} > It sounds like you are saying that you are sending mail out with a
} > return address of a.x.y.z, where x.y.z exists in the public DNS, but
} > a.x.y.z does not. If so, then this is indeed a local configuration
} > problem as you are sending e-mail out with an invalid return address.
} > Look up masquerade in /usr/share/sendmail/README.
} the first part of what you say is true, i am emailing
} from a host on a local network behind NAT stuff.
The message will appear to come from the "NAT stuff".
} but i am not sending out email with an invalid return
} address. if i was, how would i be getting this email?
} all my local DNS works fine, and if it received a query
} for local machines behind the NAT server, it would
} respond correctly, but ISP's don't pass those queries
} down to their static IP customers typically.
This really doesn't matter and it happens all the time.
Do you have a sample of a message that bounced complete with all
the headers? This would greatly help in figuring out what is going
}-- End of excerpt from firstname.lastname@example.org