Opened on 05/11/2015 at 11:06:57 AM

Closed on 09/18/2015 at 07:10:01 AM

#2489 closed defect (fixed)

Limit number of DNS queries for SPF

Reported by: matze Assignee: matze
Priority: P2 Milestone:
Module: Infrastructure Keywords:
Cc: fred Blocked By:
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Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
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The TXT records for SPF must not require more than 10 DNS lookups during validation. Otherwise strict implementations trigger a permerror when they reach that threshold but haven't found a match yet:

	spf=permerror ( while processing the SPF record for we encountered a fatal error.)

See also issue #2331.

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comment:1 Changed on 05/11/2015 at 11:10:03 AM by matze

A temporary fix (skipping the filter-servers) has been applied last week. We still need to find a permanent solution. (Note that the four lookups required implicitly for Google-Mail limit our threshold significantly!)

comment:2 Changed on 09/08/2015 at 01:56:08 AM by matze

  • Tester set to Unknown

The temporary fix has been declared permanent until we have setup our own mail relay server (see #277). In the context of #2965, the records have been cleaned up and updated.

Last edited on 09/08/2015 at 01:57:55 AM by matze

comment:3 Changed on 09/18/2015 at 07:10:01 AM by matze

  • Resolution set to fixed
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