email server setup quiz for the clueless

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  1. thing

    thing Guest

    1) You run an email server off your adsl modem with a dynamic IP, when
    the remote server fails to accept your email do you,

    a) Check if your IP has changed so DNS is now incorrect.
    b) Rant and rave about the faulty email server at the other end
    rejecting your mail.

    2) You want a domain, but it is all ready taken do you,

    a) Use it anyway.
    b) Get another domain but set up the MX record so the replies point to
    the domain name you really wanted.

    3) You have heard about MX records do you,

    a) Email Mexico to ask what it is.
    b) Set it up pointing to n A of smtp.your.domain while the actual
    server's name is mail.your.domain.
    c) Have 2 email servers maila.your.domain and mailb.your.domain but have
    an MX record of mail.your.domain and nothing else.

    4) Setting up helo messages, do you,

    a) just have <>
    b) leave the helo as mailmarshal.your.domain even though the server's IP
    points to an A record which is wgn32b0.your.domain.
    c) have user's.name.your.domain as the helo message so its setup for
    each of your users which is really neat.
    d) Repeat b) for 3 servers around town.

    5) When someone rings up to ask you to fix one of the above, do you,

    a) Go on holiday.
    b) Ignore it for 3 months.
    c) Farm it out to someone else once the complaints get frequent enough.
    d) blame the remote server.
    e) All of the above.

    6) You work for a Government organisation around town, which of the 4
    out of the above 5 do you action?....

    doh.....what a day.....

    Is it a full moon or what?

    regards

    Thing
     
    thing, Nov 2, 2004
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  2. thing

    Hmmm Guest

    thing wrote:
    > 1) You run an email server off your adsl modem with a dynamic IP, when
    > the remote server fails to accept your email do you,
    >
    > a) Check if your IP has changed so DNS is now incorrect.
    > b) Rant and rave about the faulty email server at the other end
    > rejecting your mail.


    or
    c) gateway the outgoing mail through the isp's mail server so you don't
    have to worry about point a, and you dont have to worry about the many
    servers using rbl's to block dynamic ip ranges :)

    or
    d) tell them to get a static ip if they are serious about running a
    server :)


    >
    > 2) You want a domain, but it is all ready taken do you,
    >
    > a) Use it anyway.
    > b) Get another domain but set up the MX record so the replies point to
    > the domain name you really wanted.
    >
    > 3) You have heard about MX records do you,
    >
    > a) Email Mexico to ask what it is.
    > b) Set it up pointing to n A of smtp.your.domain while the actual
    > server's name is mail.your.domain.
    > c) Have 2 email servers maila.your.domain and mailb.your.domain but have
    > an MX record of mail.your.domain and nothing else.
    >
    > 4) Setting up helo messages, do you,
    >
    > a) just have <>
    > b) leave the helo as mailmarshal.your.domain even though the server's IP
    > points to an A record which is wgn32b0.your.domain.
    > c) have user's.name.your.domain as the helo message so its setup for
    > each of your users which is really neat.
    > d) Repeat b) for 3 servers around town.
    >
    > 5) When someone rings up to ask you to fix one of the above, do you,
    >
    > a) Go on holiday.
    > b) Ignore it for 3 months.
    > c) Farm it out to someone else once the complaints get frequent enough.
    > d) blame the remote server.
    > e) All of the above.
    >
    > 6) You work for a Government organisation around town, which of the 4
    > out of the above 5 do you action?....
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    > regards
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    Hmmm, Nov 2, 2004
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  3. thing

    Mr Scebe Guest

    "thing" <> wrote in message
    news:tZFhd.29110$...

    Oh, oh, i'll play:

    > 1) You run an email server off your adsl modem with a dynamic IP, when
    > the remote server fails to accept your email do you,
    >
    > a) Check if your IP has changed so DNS is now incorrect.
    > b) Rant and rave about the faulty email server at the other end
    > rejecting your mail.


    c). You uninstall and reinstall the mail server s/w, because that is sure to
    fix the problem.

    > 2) You want a domain, but it is all ready taken do you,
    >
    > a) Use it anyway.
    > b) Get another domain but set up the MX record so the replies point to
    > the domain name you really wanted.


    c) You get a consultant with pimples, who arrives in a BMW. He explains that
    the Beamer was a gift from the days when he had his own e-commerce business
    that sold navel lint from famous people and was worth $53 million and
    change. You are charged $2500 for half a day's work, but the problem
    remains.

    > 3) You have heard about MX records do you,
    >
    > a) Email Mexico to ask what it is.
    > b) Set it up pointing to n A of smtp.your.domain while the actual
    > server's name is mail.your.domain.
    > c) Have 2 email servers maila.your.domain and mailb.your.domain but have
    > an MX record of mail.your.domain and nothing else.


    d). You buy an account with Xtra, and then ring their helpdesk for advise.
    After waiting on hold for forty five minutes you are about to hang up, when
    the phone is answered by a young woman in Taihape. After spending seven
    minutes explaining the problem in concise detail, you are put through to
    residential phone faults, where the phone is answered by a middle-aged woman
    who gets you to repeat everything.

    > 4) Setting up helo messages, do you,
    >
    > a) just have <>
    > b) leave the helo as mailmarshal.your.domain even though the server's IP
    > points to an A record which is wgn32b0.your.domain.
    > c) have user's.name.your.domain as the helo message so its setup for
    > each of your users which is really neat.
    > d) Repeat b) for 3 servers around town.


    e) You buy the domain name bizzaroworld.com and set up an elho message.

    > 5) When someone rings up to ask you to fix one of the above, do you,
    >
    > a) Go on holiday.
    > b) Ignore it for 3 months.
    > c) Farm it out to someone else once the complaints get frequent enough.
    > d) blame the remote server.
    > e) All of the above.


    f). You start the clock. Then you go to lunch. You offer to call the client
    back and advise him/her that you could fix it, but it would have to be done
    after hours at double rates.

    > 6) You work for a Government organisation around town, which of the 4
    > out of the above 5 do you action?....


    b). After spending the morning explaining why there is no "a" answer to this
    question, you are called to a meeting. A sub-committee composing two dykes
    and a Polynesian cripple is established and you are called to see if you
    have an Asian contact that they can co-opt (just to ensure an even ethnic
    balance). Within three months you are presented with a project plan, but
    unfortunately the budget has been blown, so the project is put on hold.

    --
    Mr Scebe
    Losersh always whine about their 'besht'.
    Winnersh go home and **** the prom queen".
    ~Sean Connery in "The Rock"
     
    Mr Scebe, Nov 2, 2004
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