How to enter SPF record in Linode's DNS Manager page
In the TXT section of the Linode DNS Manager for my domain, I added an entry as follows:
Name: spf Value: "v=spf1 a mx -all" TTL: Default
Have I done it right?
When I ran DIG from the terminal, it gave the following output:
root@server:~# dig @ns1.linode.com TXT myDomain.com ; <<>> DiG 9.9.5-3-Ubuntu <<>> @ns1.linode.com TXT myDomain.com ; (2 servers found) ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 48362 ;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 1 ;; WARNING: recursion requested but not available ;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION: ; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 1024 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;myDomain.com. IN TXT ;; AUTHORITY SECTION: myDomain.com. 86400 IN SOA ns1.linode.com. webmaster.myDomain.com. 2014120347 14400 14400 1209600 86400 ;; Query time: 1 msec ;; SERVER: 2600:3c00::a#53(2600:3c00::a) ;; WHEN: Thu Dec 04 02:49:19 EST 2014 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 100
(I can also post, if its useful, the results I received from
Comparing my output to that displayed in
another thread here
1) My SPF record is not showing in the ANSWER Section
2) I don't have the Linode DNS servers mentioned in the AUTHORITY Section, though I have 5 entries (ns1 - ns5) in my DNS Manager page.
3) The DNS server record is not shown in the same way in the AUTHORITY Section
I would appreciate any additional advice on configuring the DNS to play nicely with the rest of the net.
2) Must special characters be escaped or does the Linode DNS do that automagically?