[Sysadmins] DNS....

James Raftery james at now.ie
Wed Jan 6 15:13:01 GMT 2010

On Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 02:23:11PM +0000, Alan Doherty wrote:
> as downtime* on their DSL would effectively mean emails sent before
> the downtime would likely be rejected by receivers due to their domain
> being non-existent

DNS knows the difference between "DNS servers not reachable" and "name
doesn't exist".  Only the most retarded email software would treat a
temporary DNS error as a permanent delivery failure.  Any sender who
would run software that does that deserves what they get.

Hosting everything behind a DSL line is still a pretty silly idea but
not for that reason :)

Times flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like bananas.

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