[nSLUG] your own SMTP server

Vikram Chhatre neurospora at eastlink.ca
Sat Mar 13 20:04:03 AST 2004


M Taylor wrote:

>On Sat, Mar 13, 2004 at 12:57:53PM -0400, Vikram Chhatre wrote:
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>>M Taylor wrote:
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>>>For Peter (and others) looking for a solution to their
>>>SMTP blocking problem, I'd suggest looking at possibly a
>>>virtual private server e.g. jvps.com, rosehosting.com, 
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>>With the little knowledge that I have about mailservers, I guess this 
>>would mean that you essentially run your mail server at a remote 
>>location and smtp and pop/imap your email to/from that virtual server.  
>>It is still not the same fun as physically hosting a mailserver in your 
>>bunker (for me!). 
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>Well, physical location of a networked machine is not very important
>is it? I mean in my home network (when it is re-built) I cannot see
>all the machine that are connected through out the house on the same LAN at
>the same time, yet I can bounce between them quite easily. At work
>I use and am responsible for systems across Canada, so why not distribute
>my personal network to beyond the walls of my home as well? Plus a system
>is a datacenter is more available (network) connectivity wise than your home 
>connection.
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One obvious disadvantage of administering a remote server is that any 
ethernet failures affecting your connection to the server would 
temporarily stop you from accessing/using the server. 




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