In article <9411302014 .
com>, on Wed, 30 Nov 1994,
com (Jim Wamsley) said:
> My mail environment here is that all outgoing and incoming mail goes
> through a mail host, presently a Sun sparc classic, under SunOS4.1.3u
> and Bind 4.9.3Alpah3 and Sendmail-5.56c-IDA1.4.4.
As I remember the Release Notes, versions of BIND 4.9.3 prior to Beta
8 (or Beta 7-patch 2) are noticably inferior, and should probably be
replaced by Beta 9 or Beta 9-patch 1 (primary improvements are CRED,
negative caching updates, and bogusns to fix a severe problem that caused
reverse name lookups to fail because of some problems on the root
nameservers that got propagated).
> A question has been posed to the appropriate tech support, but their
> comment was to use MX records. All well and good, but how the h***
> do i create an MX record on my name server for the whole world?
Obviously Tech Support didn't understand that you were talking about
*outbound* mail, and not inbound mail. Or, perhaps they didn't understand
that you don't want the mainframe to deliver directly, but to pass off
most outbound mail to another machine -- "obviously" the mainframe is
superior to everything else in the Universe, and should be able to do
anything you want without depending on a single outside resource.
Riiiiiiiiiiight. And I have some ocean-front property in Utah to sell
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