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Fri 10 Jun 2005
DNS Enabler 1.1.3 Released
Category : Technology
The domain name server now listens correctly to all its network interfaces on re-boot, and this seems to work reliably (about a minute after reboot). You can find DNS Enabler here.
The important thing is that the mail server gets its domain name correct when it refers to its name server, so that it can broadcast this correctly to other mail servers, rather than the xxx.local that it would otherwise report.
This increases the chances that its mail will get delivered. (Except for those picky mail servers that check further about whether its IP address is coming from a dynamically allocated block - something that I feel is beyond the call of duty).
Anyway, it's still an interim solution. It's neat because I avoided changing the system-supplied Launch Daemon plist, but it's at the expense of making the server check a lot more frequently for changes to its network interface.
But, at least the system is now working like a name server should.