Re: Federated, decentralised communication on the internet (was: domain names, was: hostname)
David Wright wrote:
> Sure, so in my case, I'd be forced to find out what my router's
> hostname is so that I can quote a hostname that will resolve to the
> address that I woud be posting on. Currently this appears to be
these are not valid SMTP domain names. It might be valid FQDN, but the
server on the other end is most likely to reject it.
> but it changes at random times governed by I know not what.
> But wait: to post from any of my machines, they all have to have
> ip70-179-161-106.fv.ks.cox.net in /etc/hosts so that exim uses it
> as the HELO string. This to an ISP that knows which wire I'm
> connected to at their end.
Best is to use dynamic DNS or DDNS service, but I am not sure if the free
versions support MX records (most probably not)