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DNS SOA RNAME field problem

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by pegasus, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. pegasus

    pegasus Guest

    We recently discovered that certain domain names do get rejected at our registrar testing process. The reason is always parsing of the mail address plesk puts in the soa record (RNAME field).

    If user puts his email address as name.surname@somedom.ain, plesk happily writes name.surname.somedom.ain into the bind zone. Then, when the domain goes through a check at the registrar, their script parses it as name@surname.somedom.ain, cannot find the mx for it and reports an error.

    Possible solutions:

    1. (bad) force the user to enter a mail address without the dot left of @
    2. (good) properly escape the dot in the bind zone file as name\.surname.somedom.ain
    3. (good) use hostmaster@somedom.ain as recommended by rfc2142 paragraph 7 and automatically set up alias for hostmaster to point at that user.

    Right now we have to live with first solution ... so when can we expect a fix?