[ILUG] Secondary mail servers
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Jun 24 23:13:25 IST 2004
Quoting David Wilson (dw at botanicus.net):
> It was clear, but it just wasn't enough justification to warrant dumping
> backup MX service.
I'm deeply sorry my local system-administrative policies don't meet with
your approval. (Well, not really, but I'll say that to be polite.)
> You appear to have missed the point in any case - the reply was to
> warn the inexperienced away from what is in many peoples' opinion,
> extremely bad practice.
No, I understood what you were saying. I was just trying hard not to
blurt out my assessment of your logic. It would be highly indecorous.
> Again for your benefit alone...
Your solicitude is most impressive.
> ...I will reiterate - I have every confidence in my own skills,...
Boy, that's a relief! I guess I'll be able to sleep tonight, after all.
> ...but I am not irresponsible enough to assume that I will be able to
> save the day every time a disaster occurs.
I or my wife (likewise a sysadmin) can certainly get MX service running
_somewhere in the world within four days_. If neither of us can, then
very likely we'd be suffering much bigger problems than a downed mail
server, failure of the quadruply-redundant DNS, or an aDSL service
outage. Maybe a Yucatan-sized meteor, or like that.
> Please save yourself the breath of replying as I won't be, and having
> seen your previous posts, I doubt many others will even be reading.
With the graciousness and personal concern shown by your entry into this
conversation, how could I possibly not return the courtesy?
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