support@micropress-inc.com doesn't work (?)

support@micropress-inc.com doesn't work (?)

Post by Hans Fredrik Nordhau » Thu, 26 Apr 2001 20:21:19



Hi,


row with out success. My mailer tells me that the host is unknown:

    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----

    (reason: 550 Host unknown)

I have even tried a another dns-server at the university. Does anybody
know of an alternative mail address?

Hans Fredrik

PS! The web address www.micropress-inc.com worked (when I tried it).

-----------------------------------------------
   Hans Fredrik Nordhaug,      
    Department of Mathematics,  University of Bergen

 
 
 

support@micropress-inc.com doesn't work (?)

Post by Robin Fairbair » Thu, 26 Apr 2001 20:50:52




>row with out success. My mailer tells me that the host is unknown:

>    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----

>    (reason: 550 Host unknown)

the dns listing does appear:

bash$ host -t mx micropress-inc.com
micropress-inc.com      MX      150 mailhost.panix.com
micropress-inc.com      MX      200 mailhost-l2.panix.com

however, there are problems with the registration of panix.com, which
could be the cause of the problems you're seeing:

bash$ host -C micropress-inc.com
micropress-inc.com      NS      ns1.access.net
panix.com       hostmaster.access.net   (2000041200 3600 300 3600000 86400)
 !!! micropress-inc.com SOA primary panix.com is not advertised via NS
micropress-inc.com      NS      ns2.access.net
panix.com       hostmaster.access.net   (2000041200 3600 300 3600000 86400)

[there are _so_ many duff registrations on the net ... my mta seems to
cope with this one (or did last time i mailed them) but yours is
within its m*rights, even if it's not practical politics to bounce
mail that _could_ be delivered.  note that the duff registration is
almost certainly panix's fault, not micropress's -- and when one
complains to an isp about this sort of thing they invariably act
incredibly dumb: i've given up doing it because my grasp of the
mechanisms is too tenuous :-]
--
Robin Fairbairns, Cambridge

 
 
 

support@micropress-inc.com doesn't work (?)

Post by Hans Fredrik Nordhau » Thu, 26 Apr 2001 21:14:50






>>row with out success. My mailer tells me that the host is unknown:
>>    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----

>>    (reason: 550 Host unknown)
> the dns listing does appear:
> bash$ host -t mx micropress-inc.com
> micropress-inc.com      MX      150 mailhost.panix.com
> micropress-inc.com      MX      200 mailhost-l2.panix.com  

Well, running 'host' I get the same output as you did, but

  >nslookup micropress-inc.com
  *** dns.mi.uib.no can't find micropress-inc.com: Non-existent host/domain

  >nslookup www.micropress-inc.com
  Non-authoritative answer:
  Name:    corp-web.panix.com
  Addresses:  166.84.63.247, 166.84.63.246
  Aliases:  www.micropress-inc.com

so it seems like I have a problem ...

Hans

 
 
 

support@micropress-inc.com doesn't work (?)

Post by Damien WYAR » Thu, 26 Apr 2001 21:14:48



                                                   ^^^

Your dash looks strange. It isn't a standard '-'. Could this be a source
for your error ?

> a row with out success. My mailer tells me that the host is unknown:
>     ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----


                        ^^^

Same here...

Even if DNS is screwed up, it is not logical that this precise error is
encountered, I think.
--

 
 
 

support@micropress-inc.com doesn't work (?)

Post by Robin Fairbair » Thu, 26 Apr 2001 22:25:27




>> the dns listing does appear:
>> bash$ host -t mx micropress-inc.com
>> micropress-inc.com      MX      150 mailhost.panix.com
>> micropress-inc.com      MX      200 mailhost-l2.panix.com  

>Well, running 'host' I get the same output as you did, but

>  >nslookup micropress-inc.com
>  *** dns.mi.uib.no can't find micropress-inc.com: Non-existent host/domain

as expected.  micropress-inc.com isn't a real machine, just a domain.
i think the nslookup incantation is

  nslookup -type=MX micropress-inc.com

(we've deprecated nslookup here, for some reason, and i haven't used
it for a bit so may have it wrong.)

check you're using the right hyphen key, too (see the other post
following up yours).
--
Robin Fairbairns, Cambridge

 
 
 

support@micropress-inc.com doesn't work (?)

Post by MicroPress, In » Fri, 27 Apr 2001 02:26:05


What looks like a dash between "micropress" & "inc" is actually
\char173 -- there is no such domain!

PS. RF, DW: Thank you very much for answering/diagnostics.

On Wed, 25 Apr 2001 13:21:19 +0200, "Hans Fredrik Nordhaug"


>Hi,


>row with out success. My mailer tells me that the host is unknown:

>    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----

>    (reason: 550 Host unknown)

>I have even tried a another dns-server at the university. Does anybody
>know of an alternative mail address?

>Hans Fredrik

>PS! The web address www.micropress-inc.com worked (when I tried it).

>-----------------------------------------------
>   Hans Fredrik Nordhaug,      
>    Department of Mathematics,  University of Bergen

 
 
 

support@micropress-inc.com doesn't work (?)

Post by MicroPress, In » Fri, 27 Apr 2001 02:26:44


What looks like a dash between "micropress" & "inc" is actually
\char173 -- there is no such domain!

PS. RF, DW: Thank you very much for answering/diagnostics.

On Wed, 25 Apr 2001 13:21:19 +0200, "Hans Fredrik Nordhaug"


>Hi,


>row with out success. My mailer tells me that the host is unknown:

>    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----

>    (reason: 550 Host unknown)

>I have even tried a another dns-server at the university. Does anybody
>know of an alternative mail address?

>Hans Fredrik

>PS! The web address www.micropress-inc.com worked (when I tried it).

>-----------------------------------------------
>   Hans Fredrik Nordhaug,      
>    Department of Mathematics,  University of Bergen

 
 
 

support@micropress-inc.com doesn't work (?)

Post by Hans Fredrik Nordhau » Fri, 27 Apr 2001 12:37:17






>>> the dns listing does appear:
>>> bash$ host -t mx micropress-inc.com
>>> micropress-inc.com      MX      150 mailhost.panix.com
>>> micropress-inc.com      MX      200 mailhost-l2.panix.com
>>Well, running 'host' I get the same output as you did, but
>>  >nslookup micropress-inc.com
>>  *** dns.mi.uib.no can't find micropress-inc.com: Non-existent
>>  host/domain
> as expected.  micropress-inc.com isn't a real machine, just a domain. i
> think the nslookup incantation is

>   nslookup -type=MX micropress-inc.com

Thx, you are completely right. And thx to Damien, the hyphen was wrong.
Why didn't the stupid mailer tell me (directly)?
[Cut and paste is always dangerous...]

Hans