Eliminating the "www" Portion of a URL
barmar at bbnplanet.com
Mon Mar 13 16:18:49 UTC 2000
In article <039101bf8cfb$55217840$b577a8ce at boulder.acmebw.com>,
Cricket Liu <cricket at acmebw.com> wrote:
>> That is exactly the same problem that I had.
>> I don't know why this occurs, but I am sure somebody out there has the
>> correct answer.
>I imagine there are still some misguided mailers out there that use
>the address record for a domain name instead of the MX records
>to determine where to deliver the mail.
This is a common speculation, but does anyone know of an actual mailer like
this? The only thing I can think of is the version of sendmail on SunOS
4.1.x; those systems came with sendmail and sendmail.mx, and you were
supposed to replace sendmail with sendmail.mx if you're sending to the
Internet. By now I would expect most administrators of such systems to
have noticed the problem and done so (we used to get lots of calls from
customers with this problem, but I don't think we've gotten one in at least
Barry Margolin, barmar at bbnplanet.com
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