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January 8th, 2005
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SPF and why some people are having trouble sending me email.

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From:technoshaman
Date:January 9th, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC)
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Oh. You're doing direct-to-MX off a RoadRunner host. Does nerds.org not allow you to send via them?

In the old days I would've been all for everybody running their own mailserver wherever, but these days with the spam viruses running around the cable networks like fleas in a pound...

Actually, with my current volume of mail, and the way the stats have been looking lately, I could probably get away with removing that restriction... but still.

I really like the idea of having all my critical services hosted offsite, on a real T1, with backup power...
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From:adriang
Date:January 9th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC)
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Actually, I'm sending directly from a sendmail instance here at home. That means I'm not in anyone's SPF records.

What I need to do is configure my local sendmail instance to relay through nerds.org's MX, and to use a password. The trouble is, if I configure it to do that, directly, then the next time I use YAST2, it will rewrite at least part of my sendmail configuration to what it thinks is correct. I've got to either figure out how to tell YAST2 what I want, or I have to modify the configuration build process for YAST2 so that it builds what I want. That's really what's kept me from fixing my SPF configuration so far. I'll get around to it, eventually.

Adrian
From:technoshaman
Date:January 9th, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC)
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*nods* Actually, if you don't have too complex a setup or something that depends on it, I highly recommending scrapping Sendmail altogether and using postfix. I never had a problem with YAST2 fiddling with the config on that (although once I got the basics set up I abandoned YAST2 for config purposes in favor of emacs)...
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From:adriang
Date:January 9th, 2005 06:05 pm (UTC)
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I'm one of those people who has actually learned how to change sendmail configuration files, so while I wouldn't recommend sendmail to everyone, I am at least very comfortable with sendmail, myself.

Adrian
From:technoshaman
Date:January 9th, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)
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If you can actually grok a sendmail.cf, then postfix will be a walk in the park... albeit quite a different paradigm. It's actually designed to be *easy* to configure. :)
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From:adriang
Date:January 9th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure you're right. To give you an idea of what you're up against in trying to convince me to chance, I still prefer using 'vi'. I even know how to use 'ed'. 8-)

Adrian
From:technoshaman
Date:January 9th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
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That's ok, my old boss, who's been doing this since I was in short pants, still prefers a tarted-up version of vi.... but he's learned to love Postfix. I stole my ruleset from him. :)
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