Difficulty asking questions

Ian Smith smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Mon Jan 16 00:22:02 PST 2006

Hi Bob.  I got the mail from your yahoo address too.

On Mon, 16 Jan 2006, Bob @ Brisbane wrote:

 > Received: from gargoyle.apana.org.au ([])

As suspected, our sendmail was unable to reverse resolve this SMTP
sender's IP address, or it would have included it between the ()
brackets, see below.  That first gargoyle.apana.org.au string is just
the HELO gargoyle sent (which can be forged, but presumably isn't :) 

Our MX accepted your unresolvable address anyway (ie not blacklisted
specifically) but it appears that mx*.freebsd.org will not - or at
least your message didn't make the latest questions-digest received
here just recently.

 > 	by gaia.nimnet.asn.au (8.8.8/8.8.8R1.4) with ESMTP id JAA07721
 > 	for <smithi at nimnet.asn.au>; Mon, 16 Jan 2006 09:48:31 +1100 (EST)
 > 	(envelope-from jwillson at gargoyle.apana.org.au)
 > Received: from bob (jwillson.apana.org.au [])

Whereas gargoyle, also a (later) sendmail, reverse resolved your box ok. 

 > 	by gargoyle.apana.org.au (8.12.6/8.12.6) with SMTP id k0FMlwkk072910;
 > 	Mon, 16 Jan 2006 08:47:58 +1000 (EST)
 > 	(envelope-from jwillson at gargoyle.apana.org.au)
 > Message-ID: <000e01c61a25$d173d7e0$0101a8c0 at bob>
 > From: "Bob @ Brisbane" <jwillson at gargoyle.apana.org.au>
 > To: "Ian Smith" <smithi at nimnet.asn.au>
 > Cc: <questions at freebsd.org>
 > References: <43CA6674.98FAF2A7 at nimnet.asn.au>
 > Subject: Re: Difficulty asking questions
 > Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 08:48:29 +1000
 > X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180
 > X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.2180

In this case, Outcast Distress is not the problem :)

 > This is from my apana address. I get both the item to me and also the one 
 > from the list.

Presumably because our reverse IP is working.  But apana's is not :(
Suggest contacting support etc ASAP.  Copy my mail to 'em if it helps.

Cheers, Ian

 > Bob Willson
 > ----- Original Message ----- 
 > From: "Ian Smith" <smithi at nimnet.asn.au>
 > To: <jwillson at gargoyle.apana.org.au>; <jeremywillson at yahoo.com.au>
 > Cc: <questions at freebsd.org>; "Micah" <micahjon at ywave.com>; <chris at i13i.com>
 > Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 1:12 AM
 > Subject: Re: Difficulty asking questions

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