Mail problems with freebsd.org

Brian Somers brian at awfulhak.org
Mon May 29 10:04:07 BST 2000


Well, I tried that - using mail.btinternet.com as a relay and 
everything got bounced.

What setup have you got ?

> On Sun, May 28, 2000 at 09:44:14AM +0100, Brian Somers wrote:
> > > On Sat, May 27, 2000 at 04:55:58PM +0100, Ben Smithurst wrote:
> > > > Brian Somers wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > >> Can anyone shed any light on this for me please. Any posts I send to
> > > > >> the FreeBSD mailing lists take over 8 hours to appear in the lists,
> > > > >> however, if I Cc: someone then the same mail gets to them immediately.
> > > > >> Yet I've just replied to a post here on -users and that appeared on
> > > > >> the list within minutes.
> > > > >> 
> > > > >> It seems that my ISP (BTInternet - don't laugh) has rouble sending to
> > > > >> freebsd.org. Here's a typical header from one of my posts, taken from
> > > > >> -ports:
> > > > > 
> > > > > BT Internet's mail servers are overused (as is their network).  
> > > > > They're 12 hops away from pavilion and at (frequent) times drop about 
> > > > > 30% traffic.  I often see mail to btinternet queued on 
> > > > > storm.FreeBSD.org.uk for quite some time (several hours).
> > > > > 
> > > > > I think you get what you pay for :-(
> > > > 
> > > > Indeed.
> > > > 
> > > > Mark: move to Demon, then you get your own hostname, static IP, and you
> > > > can deliver mail yourself without getting a smarthost involved.  You
> > > > know it makes sense. :-)
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > Ah, but how much does it cost?
> > 
> > This is true - in fact, I have a BTI account too 8*D  I just hide it 
> > well !!!
> > 
> 
> :) Seriously, if you post to a freebsd.org list (i.e. not this one)
> through BTInternet, how long does it take your post to show on the
> list?
> 
> This problem has only been affecting me for the last week or so. If
> you don't normally post via your BTI account could you just send one
> post (and Cc: it to me) to see if you are similarly affected? I have
> mailed support at BTInternet about it (but don't expect a reply, or if
> I do it will be "we don't support non-Win users" - I know that makes
> no difference).
> 
> All in all I have to say that the service has been pretty good upto
> this last week. OK, there have been problems with the news servers
> etc. but for what I've saved on my 'phone bill I can live with it.
> Reading the BTI support newsgroup it appears that a lot of people have
> major problems but it appears to be regional; maybe because I live in
> a relatively rural area the load on the local system is less so I get
> a more reliable service.
> 
> Anyway, I'd appreciate it if you could make that test post for me.
> 
> Cheers.

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Brian <brian at Awfulhak.org>                        <brian@[uk.]FreeBSD.org>
      <http://www.Awfulhak.org>                   <brian@[uk.]OpenBSD.org>
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