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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0000522||Main CAcert Website||public||2008-03-19 17:21||2013-01-15 02:15|
|Priority||normal||Severity||major||Reproducibility||have not tried|
|Fixed in Version||2009 Q2|
|Summary||0000522: DNS A record required to verify domain ownership|
|Description||When adding a new domain to cacert.org, if an A record is not in place for the domain (IE, example.com; not sub domains), the e-mail verification fails to send.|
When registering dragon-security.net with cacert.org I encountered this problem. I haven't been able to reproduce it, since my only other domain is on cacert.org already.
My zone file is in additional information.
|Additional Information||$TTL 1h|
@ IN SOA ns1.dragon-security.net. admin.dragon-security.net. (
IN A 188.8.131.52 ; << this is what I had to add
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Did you already have the MX records for that domain before you tried to register it?
If you didn't then there would be no way to send an e-mail to you, because it is not known where the e-mail should be delivered.
||MX records were in place. E-mail sent from outside servers worked as expected. The only change made between my multiple attempts that failed and the one that worked was adding that A record.|
||I suppose I can remove the domain from my cacert list and delete the A record. See if that reproduces it.|
I can't reproduce this error when removing the A record. I'm suggesting this bug be closed. DNS registration was probably not updated at the time I first tried to add the domain and the server undoubtedly cached the record (that's my guess at least).
EDIT: I removed the A record about a week ago and forgot to check so the DNS changes had plenty of time to trickle down. The only other option is that the domain may have been added to a list in the mail server once it verified it. Perhaps? I don't have a way to check this.
looking through the website code quickly I only saw lookups of MX records and no lookups of A records.
closing as requested.
|2008-03-19 17:21||netsurf||New Issue|
|2008-03-20 21:32||tigerp||Note Added: 0001046|
|2008-03-20 22:04||netsurf||Note Added: 0001047|
|2008-03-20 22:05||netsurf||Note Added: 0001048|
|2008-03-27 03:03||netsurf||Note Added: 0001049|
|2008-03-27 03:04||netsurf||Note Edited: 0001049|
|2008-08-12 15:09||homer||Relationship added||related to 0000592|
|2009-06-03 04:04||Daniel Black||Note Added: 0001422|
|2009-06-03 04:04||Daniel Black||Status||new => closed|
|2009-06-03 04:04||Daniel Black||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2012-01-25 17:17||NEOatNHNG||Project||bugs.cacert.org => Main CAcert Website|
|2013-01-15 02:15||Werner Dworak||Fixed in Version||=> 2008|
|2013-01-15 02:15||Werner Dworak||Fixed in Version||2008 => 2009 Q2|