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Re: uunet

  • From: Jeff Wasilko
  • Date: Sun Jan 19 17:37:06 2003

On Sun, Jan 19, 2003 at 10:26:16PM +0000, Tim Thorne wrote:
> "Dave Howe" <[email protected]> wrote:
> >there then followed a short conversation that amounted to that - given that
> >$mydomain was working fine, they would *not* look at the problem for
> >$contractorsdomain unless $contractor contacted them about it.  I found
> >[email protected] worked fine, so managed to get *that* guy to
> >get uunet to fix the problem (and it was literally a thirty second fix).
> You can hardly expect an ISP to change an MX record on the opinion
> (right or wrong) of a third party. It could be someone trying a little

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the original poster wasn't trying to
get UUnet to change an MX record.

Rather, the uunet-provided MX host for the domain was not set up
to 'relay' mail for that domain, and the original poster was
trying to get UUnet to fix their MTA config.