Mail problems with freebsd.org

Paul Civati paul at xciv.org
Tue May 30 10:06:45 BST 2000


Mark Ovens <mark at freebsd-uk.eu.org> wrote:

>   nik at freebsd.org:
>     SMTP error from remote mailer after RCPT TO:
>     <nik at freebsd.org>:
>     host hub.freebsd.org [204.216.27.18]:
>     450 Client host rejected:
>     cannot find your hostname, [194.73.73.138]:
>     retry timeout exceeded
> 
> Any clues?

I will speculate that whatever 194.73.73.138 is (BTI smart host?),
hub.freebsd.org is rejecting the mail because 194.73.73.138 does
not have any reverse DNS entry.

This is IMO crap that a) hub.freebsd.org is being this picky b) BT
Internet are incapable of maintaining DNS on their network.

-Paul-




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