email/mail server woes for bothner.com

Daniel Berlin dberlin@dberlin.org
Fri Mar 19 23:52:00 GMT 2004


On Mar 19, 2004, at 11:12 AM, Michael Koch wrote:

> Am Freitag, 19. März 2004 16:56 schrieb Per Bothner:
>> Yesterday my dsl modem failed (and of course you can't buy
>> replacements locally), so I moved my bothner.com server to a
>> friend's.  I've updated the nameservers ({ns1,ns2}.domainmonger.com
>> using domainmonger's "DNS Plus") but it seems many caches haven't
>> updated yet (or I need to do more).  Email via gcc.gnu.org seems to
>> be getting through, though.
>>
>> Bottom line:  If you need to reach me in the next few days, try
>> sending to bothner@24.4.99.130.
>
> It gets even more weird:
>
>    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> <per@24.4.99.130>
>     (reason: 550 Host unknown)
>
>    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
> 550 5.1.2 <per@24.4.99.130>... Host unknown (Name server: 24.4.99.130:
> host not found)
>

One thing you might look into is using an offsite backup mx.
changeip.com offers 10 meg of mail for only a couple bucks a year.
I use them as my backup mx.  They retry deliveries every 15 minutes or 
so, so the minute your DSL modem gets back up, you have your mail.



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