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Re: Selection of Appropriate Local SMTP Relay

  • From: Patrick Greenwell
  • Date: Tue Jan 11 01:16:48 2000

On Mon, 10 Jan 2000, Forrest W. Christian wrote:

> I'm going to make a pitch for the IP-address based method.
> Specifically, if you have a set of well known IP addresses for common
> services, thus something like:
> - Primary DNS
> - Secondary DNS
> - SMTP Mail
> - Time Server
> You could very easily support this in ANY network.  No additional
> HW/software required.

Just IP addresses, which are completely free and as easily available as
tap water, right?

I run 3 of the aforementioned services on a box at home using a single
IP. Are you suggesting that I should need 3 IP addresses within a
specific range in a netblock to do so?

Somehow I fail to see how this is a particularly stellar idea.

                               Patrick Greenwell                          
                       Earth is a single point of failure.