Mail problems with freebsd.org

Mark Ovens mark at dogma.freebsd-uk.eu.org
Tue May 30 21:11:35 BST 2000


On Tue, May 30, 2000 at 08:01:56PM +0100, Scott Mitchell wrote:
> On Tue, May 30, 2000 at 10:06:45AM +0100, Paul Civati wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> Not just BT -- I had to hassle ntl over a similar issue last month,
> although in that case their mailhosts were spitting out names with no
> *forward* DNS...how dumb is that?  They must employ at least one person
> with a clue however, since they did manage to fix it.
> 
> OTOH, they don't hijack outgoing SMTP connections, so I could quite happily 
> deliver the mail directly to freebsd.org.
> 

I am waiting for my CD to arrive from NTL. Could you explain that last
sentence? You mean that you can send mail without using NTLs mail
servers?

> 	Scott
> 
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