Liste de diffusion Message #15461
De: Jorge Chamorro <>
Sujet: Re: An elemental question.
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 10:43:15 +0100
A: SIMS Discussions <>

El 24/2/07 01:10, "Bill Cole" <> escribió:

> At 11:37 PM +0100 2/23/07, jorge  imposed structure on a stream of
> electrons, yielding:
>> Hello,
>> Let's say that the MX for my domain resolves to an IP address whose
>> inverse resolution points to another different host/domain.
>> This is what happens when a mail server is run from a rented IP address.
>> I believe that it's ok, but is it really ?
> Mostly. It may raise a little suspicion.
> The most important bit of resolution is that what you HELO and banner
> as (in SIMS, the "Main Domain Name" setting) should resolve forward
> to the IP others see you as. Reverse resolution is less important,
> but you should be concerned if it goes to a name that looks generic:
> derived from the IP address. Lack of any reverse DNS is even worse.

Just to make sure, Main Domain Name stands for the domain name
(, not the MX host FQDF (, right ?

>> What do you think ?
>> Any url to learn more about this particular aspect ?
>> Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
> I don't have a specific deep URL, but you may find useful information
> behind in their description of their criteria
> for listing machines in their "dynamic" list. It gives a clue as to
> what some people are doing that is trusted by many others in a
> related area (i.e. stability and consistency of DNS.) What individual
> mail admins actually do in cross-checking can be a lot more severe,
> particularly with admins who have more understanding of how to tweak
> Sendmail than why...

Another problem I'm having lately is that some messages remain forever in
the queue, with "suspended" status. The smtp is set to retry 10 times @ 3
minutes intervals. What's the difference between "suspended" and "failed" ?


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