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I NEED help with MX Records...Please

I NEED help with MX Records...Please

I NEED help with MX Records...Please

First of all, I am confused about the MX records.

I have a small network with exchange server called Huron2

Here is the zone record

huronenviro.com.      IN   MX     10 huron2.huronenviro.com.
www.huronenviro.com.  IN   MX     20 huron2.huronenviro.com.
huron2.huronenviro.com.        IN   A

I tried to have mail.huronenviro.com as the A record, but that didn't work.  

Also, should the A record point to the internal IP address?

Please help me with this one

RE: I NEED help with MX Records...Please

If you want Internet mail server then it should point to the external address.

Instead of an A record for mail, use a CNAME and keep the huron2 A record:

mail        IN   CNAME      huron2


Henrik Morsing
Certified AIX 4.3 Systems Administration
& p690 Technical Support

RE: I NEED help with MX Records...Please

Why do you have an MX record for www.huronenviro.com? Your record should look something like:

huronenviro.com. IN MX mail
mail             IN A <mail server IP address>
www              IN A <web server IP address>


Chris Andrew, CCNA, CCSA

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