Fw: Fw: Testing
Bob at Brisbane
jwillson at gargoyle.apana.org.au
Wed Jan 18 19:31:48 PST 2006
I have been trying to get onto these lists for a while now but I was unable
to until David Wolfskill intervened and specifically allowed me in the
records. Thanks David and others who replied to my earlier problems.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Wolfskill" <david at catwhisker.org>
To: "Bob @ Brisbane" <jwillson at gargoyle.apana.org.au>
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: Testing
> On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 08:57:29AM +1000, Bob @ Brisbane wrote:
>> Hi David
>> Could we use a hammer to smash the nut and just allow the IP address for
>> the time being.
>> It often takes weeks before APANA gets around to fixing anything.
>> My IP 18.104.22.168 is a fixed number and has been mine for some years.
>> Bob Willson
> I'm (somewhat) sympathetic -- my IP address is residential DSL, but
> static. (I got it before the telco started using the PPPoE
> abomination.) Though I consider myself fortunate: though they refuse
> to "do DNS" for that IP address (meaning that they won't put something I
> specify in their zone files, nor will they delegate the ability to be
> authoritative for the in-addr.arpa entry in question to me), they do
> have a consistent pair of A and PTR records.
> Anyway, I did it; please re-test the failing condition.
> david (current hat: postmaster at freebsd.org)
> David H. Wolfskill david at catwhisker.org
> It is courteous to reduce quoted text to just that needed to establish
> See http://www.catwhisker.org/~david/publickey.gpg for my public key.
Below this is a cut and pasted earlier message from David that describes the
problem I faced.
On Sun, Jan 15, 2006 at 01:36:16PM +1000, Bob @ Brisbane wrote:
> Hi David
> Thanks for your interest and help.
> I have used the address jwillson at brisbane.apana.org.au and also the
> jeremywillson at yahoo.com address to send two email test letters from each
> address to: postmaster at freebsd.or and also freebsd-test at freebsd.org.
Right. And I see one message in the freebsd-test@ archive that you sent
to freebsd-test without a Cc: to postmaster@ (as well).
The first message I have that you sent to both was Message-Id
<003801c61982$baa3aed0$0101a8c0 at bob>, which hit mx1.freebsd.org at Jan
15 03:20:37 (UTC).
The reason mx1 gave for declining to accept it on behalf of freebsd-test
was "450 Client host rejected: cannot find your hostname".
mx1(4.9-S) host 22.214.171.124
Host not found.
Right. (You may be thinking that "126.96.36.199" isn't a hostname.
While that is, in some senses, correct, it's not especially relevant.
Here is a blurb I cobbled up a bit ago:
The SMTP server in this case, mx1.freebsd.org, is set up so that it
* that the IP address "reverse-resolve" to a hostname and
* that the hostname thus obtained resolve a set of IP addresses, one of
which must match the IP address of the client and
* the (fully-qualified) hostname given in the SMTP conversation
(either HELO or EHLO) must resolve a set of IP addresses, one of
which must match the IP address of the client.
In the case in point (IP address 188.8.131.52, allocated to
POWERTEL LIMITED), the first condition fails to be met. You have some
* Use the ISP's designated mail relay host(s) (assuming, of course, that
the machine(s) in question are set up to meet the above criteria).
* Relay the mail off of some other machine that meets the criteria.
* Finally, if neither of the above is workable, let me (postmaster@)
know, and I can add that IP address to a list of "accepted" SMTP
clients. Please note that this won't be very useful if the IP address
assignment is dynamic.
Since the mail from the Y! account worked, I don't see much point in
going over it.
david (current hat: postmaster at freebsd.org)
David H. Wolfskill david at catwhisker.org
It is courteous to reduce quoted text to just that needed to establish
See http://www.catwhisker.org/~david/publickey.gpg for my public key.
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