Temporary mail problems to python.org
webmaster at python.org
Mon Feb 21 14:15:40 EST 2000
Some of you may have experienced temporary problems sending mail to
the python.org domain. As of about noon EST, Monday 21-Feb-2000,
these problems should have been resolved, and your queued up messages
should be getting delivered to email addresses @python.org.
In brief, we are in the process of moving most python.org services to
a faster machine. Friday afternoon (in direct and willful violation
of Warsaw's Second Law), we changed the MX record for python.org to
point to dinsdale.python.org. Most email was already being handled by
this machine, but via a clunky forwarding scheme through the old
machine. Unfortunately, due to a misconfiguration of CNRI's gateway,
traffic to the smtp port of dinsdale was being blocked. This should
now be fixed, and queued mail should be flowing again; no mail should
have actually been lost.
If you experience any residual problems please let us know (you can
email me directly at my CNRI address, which was unaffected).
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