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Re: Computer systems blamed for feeble hurricane response?
- From: Steven Champeon
- Date: Tue Sep 13 10:36:14 2005
on Tue, Sep 13, 2005 at 09:54:42AM -0400, Mike Tancsa wrote:
> At 09:31 AM 13/09/2005, Steven Champeon wrote:
> >Does anyone know what their mail infrastructure looks like? From what I
> >can see, they don't even have an MX record for fema.gov...
> No MX record, and the A record for fema.gov does not accept smtp traffic.
> # telnet fema.gov smtp
> Trying 18.104.22.168...
> telnet: connect to address 22.214.171.124: Operation timed out
> telnet: Unable to connect to remote host
> Then again, it might be that they use different email addresses ? @dhs.gov ?
Their "contact us" page on fema.gov lists several @fema.gov addresses, so
I doubt it.
> fema.gov nameserver = ns.fema.gov
> fema.gov nameserver = ns2.fema.gov
> ns.fema.gov internet address = 126.96.36.199
> ns2.fema.gov internet address = 188.8.131.52
> Looks Solaris'ish
> # telnet ns2.fema.gov smtp
> Trying 184.108.40.206...
> Connected to ns2.fema.gov.
> Escape character is '^]'.
> 220 ns2.fema.gov ESMTP Sendmail 8.11.7p1+Sun/8.11.7; Tue, 13 Sep 2005
> 09:49:36 -0400 (EDT)
Well, how is any automated system supposed to find it? Sheesh.
Apparently, that host accepts mail to postmaster; we'll see if it is
actually delivered/read/responded to.
hesketh.com/inc. v: +1(919)834-2552 f: +1(919)834-2554 w: http://hesketh.com
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