Re: Problems with mail system? [Fwd: Returned mail: User unknown]
On Wed, Sep 06, 2000 at 11:33:21PM -0400, Buddha Buck wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 06, 2000 at 09:58:49PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > > On Thu, Sep 07, 2000 at 01:08:17PM +1100, Timshel Knoll wrote:
> > > > <<< 550 mail from ::ffff:184.108.40.206 rejected: administrative prohibition (failed to find host name from IP address)
> > > >
> > > > Is there any way to get this fixed?
yes. get an ISP that can do reverse DNS. YEESHHH! I'll happily bounce
their mail until then.
> > >
> > > No. The MTA at the destination host is trying to tell you that dialup
> > > trash like yourself isn't welcome on *THEIR* Internet, under the reasoning
> > > that they're stopping spammers by refusing connections from machines with
> > > characteristics like yours (dynamically assigned IP, perhaps, or simply no
> > > reverse DNS record), and that any legitimate non-spam traffic is too
> > > inconvenient to deal with.
> > We know your opinions on the DUL, Branden, but that's not what the error
> > says.
> > It says, in plain English, "failed to find host name from IP address".
> It says in plain English, "administrative prohibition (failed to fine
> host name from IP address)"
> Perhaps it's from being too geeky myself, but Branden's explanation
> (the recipient of the error message is not welcome on *THEIR* Internet
> under the reasoning that they're ... refusing connections from machines
> with characteristics like [his] (...simply no reverse DNS record))
> sounds like a fairly direct and accurate translation of "admisitrative
> prohibition (failed to find host name from IP address)".
> > --Adam
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