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Re: Selection of Appropriate Local SMTP Relay
- From: Patrick Greenwell
- Date: Tue Jan 11 01:16:48 2000
On Mon, 10 Jan 2000, Forrest W. Christian wrote:
> I'm going to make a pitch for the IP-address based method.
> Specifically, if you have a set of well known IP addresses for common
> services, thus something like:
> 188.8.131.52 - Primary DNS
> 184.108.40.206 - Secondary DNS
> 220.127.116.11 - SMTP Mail
> 18.104.22.168 - Time Server
> You could very easily support this in ANY network. No additional
> HW/software required.
Just IP addresses, which are completely free and as easily available as
tap water, right?
I run 3 of the aforementioned services on a box at home using a single
IP. Are you suggesting that I should need 3 IP addresses within a
specific range in a netblock to do so?
Somehow I fail to see how this is a particularly stellar idea.
Earth is a single point of failure.