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Mar. 26th, 2009 02:14 pm No longer cut off

When robot_grrl got home, I was able to walk her through rebooting the server -- which had apparently crashed, since the reset button brought it back up.

Now, I just need to wait for about 8 hours worth of backed up e-mail to trickle back in. Since I've never looked closely at the details of SMTP, I'm not sure how long a sender is supposed to keep it if it cannot connect. And since 90-99% of the e-mail is sent from the same server (forwarded from oakes dot net to ron-oakes dot us) it still takes quite a while to catch up.

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Date:March 26th, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
IIRC, re-try is normally set to days - about 5? I had an argument with the head network & server guru at a prior employer - they were making mail die after 12 hours. He claimed any competent company that we were dealing with would never have an outage longer than that - my attempts to convince him otherwise were less than successful.