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Dec 8, 2006, 12:50 PM
Post #1 of 2
Scott Kitterman wrote:
Success setting up SPF (type-99) record with djbdns/tinydns WAS:Re: Help setting up an spf
> On Friday 08 December 2006 15:15, Robert P. Thille wrote:
>> I'm still struggling with this (getting type-99 records working for
>> 'sbbiking.org'), so if someone could point me at a domain with a type-99
>> record that I could fetch and compare to what I've got I'd be grateful!
> Try bmsi.com.
With that info, I realized that I was screwing up the decimal count I
was doing of the length of my record when converting it to octal (for
use in the djbdns data file).
So, here's my example of setting up a type-99 SPF dns record using
djbdns (tinydns) (being overly verbose, in case someone finds this via a
From my data file, edited to protect the guilty:
'example.com:v=spf1 ip4\072192.168.001.01/30 -all:3600
:example.com:99:\041v=spf1 ip4\072192.168.001.01/30 -all:3600
starting colon says look after the domain name for the type in decimal,
then, after that the \041 is a designator for a single byte in 'octal'.
In the SPF (type-99) record it appears that it should be just like the
'txt' record, but prefixed with the length. Note that the \072 later on
is ':', and should be counted as a single character.
Thanks again to everyone for helping me track this down.
Robert Thille 7575 Meadowlark Dr.; Sebastopol, CA 95472
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