Server at home

Hans Fugal hans at
Fri Mar 4 13:01:25 MST 2005

XMission (DSL). 

If the internet is down (or my server itself) for any reasonable amount
of time (e.g. a couple of hours or a day or two max) then mail gets
delivered as it should with no effort. Mail servers retry at least for a
couple of hours and usually for a couple of days. I do have arrangments
with friends and family to do backup MX, although I'm not entirely
convinced that I've ever really needed it. It's nice to have the peace
of mind anyway.

On Fri,  4 Mar 2005 at 12:34 -0700, Thad Van Ry wrote:
> Okay, now that we all know the pluses and minuses of hosting a server
> on your own. :) I have a different question aimed at those of you who
> host your "hobby" website/e-mail servers at your house. I'm curious as
> to what ISP you use. Also mode of connection. (i.e. DSL, T1 (at
> home?), Wireless, or Cable) I'd also like to know what happens to your
> e-mail when/if your internet connection drops off. Do you have
> multiple mail exchange records at different places? Remember this is
> about a hobby/family server. Not business servers. Not mission
> critical stuff.
> Thanks.
> Thad
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