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Re: No MX, no address
On Mon, 23 Mar 1998 email@example.com wrote:
> At the moment it is "soft" error by which I have hoped to
> give a bit of time for the destination system administrator
> to correct their DNS datasets. If the message has not been
> delivered within scheduler channel/host selector timeout
> specification, then the "soft" error becomes "hard", and
Which is good behavior because...
> On the other hand, with this a watchfull postmaster can
> notice when target domain has trouble with it, and could
> (in theory) ask target domain admins to fix it by adding
> the missing MXes, and have emails delivered if the detection
> and correction happen early enough.
Exactly. Some DNS errors are transient (due to temporary
mis-configurations, etc), and it is wise (IMHO) to be at least a little
patient in case the hostmaster at the far end fixes the problem.
> Doing DNS code is -- a challenge indeed...
Heh - no argument here! :-)