[Techtalk] spf records stuff

Maria McKinley maria at shadlen.org
Sat Sep 22 00:28:08 UTC 2007

Ben Knowles wrote:
> Hi
> When I dig your mail domain for txt records, I get this:
> shadlen.org.            86400   IN      TXT     "'v=spf1
> ip4: ip4: ip4:
> ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4:1"
> " a ~all'"
> Is your record broken into multiple strings? It looks like it breaks at
> the 140.142 addy, and maybe that's the trouble? Other than that the SPF
> syntax looks okay to me..
> Perhaps you could post a snippet of your Bind (et alia) zone? If it is
> bind then you might try named-checkzone, as it can catch syntax errors.
> hth,
> Ben

Not sure if this is what you mean by a snippet of my Bind zone, but here 
is my syntax from the bind file:

"v=spf1 ip4: ip4:
ip4: ip4: ip4: 
ip4: ip4: a ~all"

When I copy it into the SPF record checker it comes up valid, and I 
think if I were having a syntax problem, I would get a different error 
message. It is more like, there is more than one way to ask my dns 
server (or to find out where my dns server is?) and it just isn't 
reading my txt record at all at certain times or for certain purposes.


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