[linux-elitists] DJB ruckus du jour

Nick Moffitt nick@zork.net
Wed Nov 13 16:18:18 PST 2002


begin  Derek Vadala  quotation:
> Secondary DNS/MX also prevents the generic deferred delivery
> messages that often get generated by the boatload when a primary mx
> (and usually by correlation DNS go down). So you don't have dozens,
> or hundreds, of users resending email and making suport phone calls
> because they failed to understand the cryptic "no action is
> required, your message will get delivered eventually" bounces from
> their transports.

	Yeah.  DJB seems to think this is Somebody Else's Problem.  I
like how he cites VAGUE ASSERTIONS in the RFCs that programs treat DNS
outages differently from actual service outages.  This is a verifiable
fact, not a vague assertion.

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A: No.
Q: Should I include quotations after my reply?



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