[TriLUG] broadband woes?
Fri, 14 Jun 2002 13:45:45 -0400
From what I've seen, my RR IP technically is DHCP assigned, but the lease
times are so long it hardly matters. I run a few non-commercial, low-traffic
domains from mine and I use hn.org (like the old ml.org but does domains too
and it's amazingly free) to quickly and automatically just to IP changes.
hn.org is awesome! Besides my linksys router flaking out every now and then
(POS firmware with a nasty DHCP bug until a month ago), I haven't had much
With the mailserver, I run qmail/Courier-IMAP/vmailmgr to manage multiple
domains and offer secure IMAP mail access. I think I will be switching to
postfix/Courier IMAP soon (QMail is very secure, but Dan Bernstein has some
weird ways of doing things). Basically I have my domains set up in hn.org,
with a MX record as well for each domain. I give my server a static internal
IP (e.x. 192.168.1.2), forward the SMTP and SIMAP ports through to it from
the NAT device, which gets a DHCP-assigned external IP and a static internal
IP, and the server sits there and manages mail just like one sitting out in
the open on a public static IP. I can access my mail from within my internal
network or externally with no problems, all through the same hostname (it
loops back if I do it internally - the linksys router used to crash with
Cable is a Godsend where I live, where I would otherwise have to go with
IDSL/Satellite for access, unless BS has installed any remote DSLAMS
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Mueller" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, June 14, 2002 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] broadband woes?
> On Friday 14 June 2002 12:39, David R. Matusiak reputedly wrote:
> > thanks to Mike Helms for one of the funniest reads of the week!!
> Any chance that any broadband woes might be related to corporate
> in telecom companies? I think so. Declining profits yields declining
> I was going to switch from DSL to Cable to save $60/year. It sounds like
> still might be a good switch for the me (the only guy on the planet that
> on price alone - if it's cheaper, I'll make it work, dammit). Most of my
> email accounts are hosted off-ISP.
> I've been following the "I do my own mail server" threads with interest.
> someone describe the technology in 3 or 4 sentences? Do you rely on
> static IP address or a near static address? With DSL, my IP address
> about every 1.75 weeks because I need to do a power off reset on the
> Mike Mueller
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