Monthly Archives: March 2008

Bernstein’s comment about third-party DNS and the reality with qmail

In a document written a couple years ago, Dan Bernstein describes the costs and benefits of third-party DNS services.

In his document, he states that:

“Third-party DNS means the difference between email being requeued and email bouncing.” No, it doesn’t. Mail transfer agents defer delivery attempts when DNS servers are unreachable, just as they defer delivery attempts when SMTP servers are unreachable.

This is simply not true.

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Oh my God, I’m installing Debian inside a Virtual PC using VNC inside Windows Remote Desktop from my PowerBook G4. Geez, I wonder why it’s so slow…