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Re: [SLUG] own domainname with non-permanent connection?

I know with www.dns2go.com that you can tell it to set your IP address to when/if you go offline (regularly if you use Telstra ADSL).

Generally, a static IP addr on Telstra's ADSL network will set you back a considerable amount for little more gain - they consider this a bigpond direct service and thus charge the big bucks for the same speed etc as the standard dynamic ADSL service.

Another option is to config sendmail to fetch you mail using the ETRN (??) command - that way, the mail will be stored on a secondary server and you initiate the transfer to the primary when you are up - and list mail (non TO: addressed mail) will work too.


(comments are mine - not Cisco's)

At Saturday, 23/06/2001 11:04 PM (+1000), Graeme Robinson wrote:
>At 12:57 PM 25/06/2001 +1000, Paul Robinson wrote:
>>This might be ugly.. well actually it would be way ugly but it's an answer
>>from left field. how about setting up a (free) dynamic dns account
>>(http://www.dyndns.org) and point your mail to that which in turn points to
>>your ip (there are scripts u can download and run which update the dns
>>automatically when you connect to the net (run script from /etc/ppp/ip-up).
>>I don't know how well this would work in practice,
>I have a server on adsl dynamic dns using dyndns.org.  It's extremely reliable.  After much thought I rejected the idea of making my dynamic host my primary MX host for 1 reason: I don't want any mail to bounce.
>There is the chance, though small, that if your server is down for some reason that your last IP will be allocated to another network user who runs a mail server - if mail goes to that IP before you can get your server online again it will bounce or even be lost - not an acceptable risk for business mail IMO.   I'm lobbying Telstra for a fixed IP but in the meantime another ISP hosts my domain and my mailserver is configured for pop collection and multidrop distribution of my domain mail.  It works pretty well but I've heard multidrop can get into trouble when delivering listmail.
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