Nightmare on Maclauch Street

From: Dan Knight <listmom_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 20:50:03 -0500

Lots of questions being raised. I've sent hundreds of replies to subscribers over the past few days. Here's the skinny:

Q. Are the lists working?

  1. Yes, the lists are working.
  2. Then why can't I post?
  3. Because your mail server can't find the maclaunch mail server. I can take as much as 72 hours for a DNS change to reach all servers on the Internet.
  4. What about all these %$^$@#% bounce warnings?
  5. They'll keep coming until you're able to successfully reply to them. That, too, is dependent on the DNS update.
  6. Can you temporarily unsubscribe me, switch me to digest mode, or shut down the list?
  7. No. I can't access the maclaunch list server due to the same DNS issues.
  8. What can I do?
  9. Wait.

Given enough time, the DNS records will be updated around the world and we'll all be able to post to the lists again. Until then, a lot of subscribers will receive email (after all, your mail server didn't move) but not post.

Since maclaunch updated their DNS record at midnight Monday, everything should be cleared up no later than midnight Thursday. (Yes, that does seem an awfully long ways off.)

Thanks for bearing with us in this stressful situation.

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Received on 2002-02-26 17:54:59

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