[H-GEN] bizarre DNS problem
daniel at netwise.net.au
Wed Apr 5 23:05:29 EDT 2000
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one of our clients is having a really bizarre DNS problem.
intermittently mail to a particular domain (ochreis.com.au) bounces with
an error of 'host lookup did not complete'
when this happens you can't resolve the MX record for that domain from
any DNS server except the primary for ochreis.com.au
dig mx ochreis.com.au
times out but
dig @oda.webdata.com.au mx ochreis.com.au
doesn't. the problem goes away after a few minutes and everything seems
fine. webdata have said 'everything is ok on our end, it must be your server'
however when the problem is happening i've tried
dig @ns.telstra.net mx ochreis.com.au
dig @ns.ozemail.com.au mx ochreis.com.au
dig @warrane.connect.com.au mx ochreis.com.au
and they all timeout.
any ideas on what could cause this?
ps. web browsing to www.ochreis.com.au works fine when the problem with the
MX records occurs.
Daniel Quinlan daniel at netwise.net.au
Netwise Australia ph: 07 3252 8111
"Engineering Network Solutions" fax: 07 3216 0226
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