AOL rejecting mail from IP's w/o reverse DNS?
dave at ordinaryworld.com
Wed Dec 3 20:01:31 UTC 2003
You mean like Level3?
From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu] On Behalf Of
Steven M. Bellovin
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 2:27 PM
To: Matthew Crocker
Cc: Christopher X. Candreva; nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: AOL rejecting mail from IP's w/o reverse DNS ?
In message <01D22399-25C5-11D8-940C-000A956885D4 at crocker.com>, Matthew
>AOL says the PTR record needs to be assigned. It doesn't specify it
>has to match the @domain.com in the MAIL FROM: header. Wouldn't it be
>enough to make sure every IP address you announce has a PTR and
>matching A record? Hasn't this been a requirement for MANY services
>for MANY years?
Right -- and then folks will start creating wildcard PTR records...
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb
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