I am having a problem using OpenFire with DNS names on my intranet.
My setup is pretty vanilla. I am running OpenFire on a Linux machine and using BIND for DNS. I’m using the domain myexample.com for the OpenFire server machine, which is IP 10.0.0.1. I can ping myexample.com from the command line, on my second Linux box AND I can access the OpenFire admin page via a URL with http://myexample.com:9090, so I’m fairly confident DNS is working. In the OpenFire server properties, the domain is set to myexample.com.
The problem is that when I use my chat client (Pidgin), I can’t send messages to users via names like firstname.lastname@example.org. I get a 404 error back from the OpenFire server. (I’ve used another chat client and the problem still happens). However, if I use email@example.com (the server IP), it works. Do I have to setup the DNS records a particular way? Again, when I’m on the OpenFire machine at a terminal, I can successfully type “ping myexample.com” and get a response of 10.0.0.1 back. I can also ping the domain from the client’s machine as well.
Any help appreciated. Thanks.