[Lvlug] Mail Handling Recommendations
Fri, 24 Nov 2000 17:54:56 -0500
Randy Kramer wrote:
> This is helpful -- confusing but helpful, so I'm going to summarize some
> of what I think I've heard, and add a few more questions.
> It sounds like I might need two domain names -- one to support IMAP mail
> for my home LAN, and a second if I want to have a domain name to support
> "portable" web sites on external hosting services?
No, just one domain name, third level domains don't get registered, only
the top level (.net) and second level (thelinuxlink).
> What is the most economical way you've found to get domain names?
goto 'http://www.networksolutions.com' and register one for about $35
per year. There are several registrars you can choose from, but there
is a catch-22 in order to register a domain, you need to have a DNS
service that will temporarily host you, or you pay more money (!) to
have the registrar do it.
> If I had a port redirector would I still need the domain name (or a
> static IP) to support the IMAP mail?
Technically no, you could be 'email@example.com', remember,
third level domain naming is a function of DNS and not of the Internet
> If I set up the IMAP mail, are you familiar with tools to accomplish the
> full text search that I mentioned in my first post?
I don't recall the question, when I want to find something in the mail
spool, I grep it out. I am more confortable with grep than with a GUI
tool. BTW, both the server & workstation sit about 4 feet apart, all I
have to do is stab the monitor on and slide out the keyboard tray.
> Aside: IPRoute has worked well for me. When I've gone to Steve Gibson's
> SpinRite site to check my security, it can find no sign of my
> computers. I'm now going to the IPRoute site to see if it can do port
> redirection. I have a vague recollection that it might, but then I will
> have to "open" the appropriate ports. I've tried that before to play
> Civilization over the Internet and was not successful. If I attempt it
> again, I may show you the typical commands and seek your advice on
> modifying them -- IPRoute does not provide much in the way of
> documentation of their command syntax.
ipchains has good documentation, a website devoted to it, is part of the
kernel (so it is fast) and is relatively easy to setup once you know
some tricks. BUT, with power comes responsibility... You must now
*read the fine manual*.
Tom Walsh - WN3L - Embedded Systems Consultant
"Windows? No thanks, I have work to do..."