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Dec
12
comment automatic MX entries for (almost) all hosts within a domain
the thing is, that while i understand the reasons why wildcards don't apply here (thanks for clarifying it, anyhow), it doesn't help answering my question. worse: most of the domains i administer have the same problem... so i figure that others might have this problem as well and there ought to be a simple solution for it
Dec
12
comment automatic MX entries for (almost) all hosts within a domain
RFCs have a very clear distinction between should and must (and while technically nobody ever *enforces an RFC, they still use these words and insist that they are different). in any case, this aspect of your answer isn't really related to my question anyhow... (so sorry for being anal)
Dec
12
comment Nginx welcome page returns
what do you mean by "it appears to happen every time... if I reboot the instance, it does not cause the overwriting". does it happen every time or does it not happen on reboot?
Dec
12
comment automatic MX entries for (almost) all hosts within a domain
well, if i remember the RFC correctly, an MTA must try that A-record if there is no MX-record. that's exactly why i want to set the MX record for each A-record.
Dec
12
comment Run a script.sh with www-data like it was root user
@Hihui if you want to have another solution to the same problem as asked before, then this is a duplicate. so what is the underlying problem you want to solve?
Dec
12
comment automatic MX entries for (almost) all hosts within a domain
@NickW i understand; i think should have avoided the use of "subdomains" in my question (i've updated the Q); i'm really talking about a single domain with multiple A/CNAME records; and i want the MX-record for each A/CNAME record to point to the same host
Dec
12
comment automatic MX entries for (almost) all hosts within a domain
i did have a cursory glance, though i didn't see any benefit for my problem. i really try to avoid having to specify an explicit MX record for each A-record, whether this is in a single zone-file or in myriards of per-host snippets.
Nov
7
comment make logrotate to only rotate at service startup
i knew i forgot something about logrotate. copytruncate together with a forced rotation at startup is probably the way to go
Nov
7
comment make logrotate to only rotate at service startup
because it nicely handles renaming of old files, which i don't see a point in re-implementing
Nov
7
comment make logrotate to only rotate at service startup
@MadHatter oops, i changed my mind while i wrote the question:-) for my system with the unstable clock it would be sufficient to rotate at system boot, but rotating at service startup seems like a good idea as well (so i get a new logfile for each run); i changed the title accordingly
Sep
26
comment using keybased ssh/scp for a shared directory
@MichaelHampton care to explain?
Aug
15
comment ldap-authentication without sambaSamAccount on linux smb/cifs server (e.g. samba)
the problem is, that (as stated in the question), "i don't have any administrator password" (nor account for that matter) "for the upstream ldap". should i just change it to a dummy password then (not having access to the machine atm)
Jul
24
comment Computer gets IP from DHCP server but has no internet connection
what's the output of /sbin/route -n on the client?
Jul
23
comment Computer gets IP from DHCP server but has no internet connection
as i said in my answer, just having the line in the config-file will not enable ip-forwarding until the machine is rebooted. what does sysctl net.ipv4.ip_forward output? can the router see the internet?
Jul
23
comment Computer gets IP from DHCP server but has no internet connection
just to be sure: can your router (192.168.20.1) ping the outside world?
Apr
11
comment Exclude one Port from VPN connection - Networking - NetworkManager - Debian Linux - Routing - OpenVPN
if our VPN is setup correctly, the device will be multi-homed (live in multiple networks), so you can access it from both your VPN-network and the original network the device lives in. and this is not a programming question, so better ask at Server Fault or Super User
Jul
26
comment dns zone transfer to solaris slave
and just to make sure, i did as you suggested and added the secondary name-server to the NS record, and voila: it fails.
Jul
26
comment dns zone transfer to solaris slave
since you do know how this all works, how about teaching me the basics by editing your answer? this would allow you to elaborate using more than 500 meagre characters
Jul
26
comment dns zone transfer to solaris slave
i have hopefully clarified what is not working by adding the dig output for a host in my zoneA; lookup the rest of the "world" (yes, the secondary nameserver acts as caching proxy as well!) via the solaris box works fine.
Jul
26
comment dns zone transfer to solaris slave
furthermore, afaiu it is not true that only NS-records get updated. RFC1996 speeks of "Stealth" servers which are not listed in the NS-records (it's true that i spoke of "secondary" rather than "stealth" servers, though) and still among the list of servers to be notified. also i don't see why notification is a requirement in order for a secondary nameserver to work. true, notification allows for DNS-changes to propagate fast, but but i dont expect a server that is set as the slave for a domain to sit and wait until the zone-file gets updated.