[Az-Geocaching] Sprocket's moment of fame...
brian at snaptek.com
Sat Nov 12 14:42:50 MST 2005
Brian Casteel wrote:
> Wow, the mail server must have been hosed. I sent that 5+ days ago.
I found the mail server was being overloaded and dying with the number
of spam messages bouncing off of it (about 5 messages per second).
After that burden killed the last hard drive completely (serves me
right, not checking on the health of the machine), I put some mail
server rules in place to prevent the garbage messages from eating the
machine alive and moved on to a much bigger project that kept me away
all week long. I then found the rule that I left out was to make the
machine capable of sending to itself :) D'oh. That way also the one
thing I didn't test, since it's usually a given that it can send to
itself.... so the list mail was being received just fine, but it
couldn't be sent back out.
Anyway, now I have everything up, running and being backed up... YEAY!
Hopfully this will be the last of the outages we have for a long while.
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