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Frank Cox theatre at
Thu Nov 1 03:28:32 UTC 2007

On Thu, 01 Nov 2007 11:22:38 +0800
Ed Greshko <Ed.Greshko at> wrote:

> Well, for one, what happens if the server in question has a dynamic IP
> address and when it changes the system updates its DNS records to reflect
> the change.  I did that years ago when I only had dynamic IPs for my domain.
>  But I was still able to run a mailserver.  If you relied on IPs it wouldn't
> work.

That's true, but that's a "special case" that affects only dynamic IP addresses
which could be worked around in any number of ways (ping remote host on an
address change, or whatever) that still shouldn't require an actual domain name
to deal with.

Not that there's anything wrong with having a real domain name (I think I have
about a dozen now -- after you get the first one they seem to start
multiplying); it's just that there seems to be no particularly good reason to
require one for this purpose.

MELVILLE THEATRE ~ Melville Sask ~

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