[nSLUG] your own SMTP server

Steve Zinck steve at zinck.ca
Sun Mar 14 10:52:42 AST 2004

On Sat, Mar 13, 2004 at 08:04:03PM -0400, Vikram Chhatre wrote:
> M Taylor wrote:
> >On Sat, Mar 13, 2004 at 12:57:53PM -0400, Vikram Chhatre wrote:
> > 
> >
> >>M Taylor wrote:
> >>
> >>   
> >>
> >>>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, 
> >>>     
> >>>
> >>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!). 
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >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.
> > 
> >
> 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.

If you're serious about it you'll probably have some out-of-band
solution in place so that when your IP connection is offline you can
still access your system.

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