[Clipart] 404 not found links from the main page
Jonadab the Unsightly One
jonadab at bright.net
Fri Nov 18 08:14:43 PST 2005
Nicu Buculei <nicu at apsro.com> writes:
> Nathan Eady wrote:
> > Nicu Buculei wrote:
> >>>webmaster at openclipart.org does not exist.
> >>Right, the webmaster is one of the standard addresses defined by RFC
> >>2142, but our site is hosted at freedesktop.org and we don't have an
> >>mail server at all. I don't know what is the standard procedure in such
> > It should be handled the same way as the other required addresses,
> > notably postmaster at openclipart.org, hostmaster at openclipart.org,
> > and so on and so forth. It really isn't acceptable to have a
> > domain in active use (as opposed to just parked) that does not
> > have these addresses working and read by a human.
> A quote from rfc 2142:
> "for example, [RFC822 6.3, C.6] requires the presence of a
> <POSTMASTER at domain> mailbox name on all hosts that have an SMTP server"
> But we don't have an SMTP server, this is why I am unsure.
We don't have our *own* SMTP server, but our site/domain definitely
does have an SMTP server:
; <<>> DiG 9.3.1 <<>> -t MX openclipart.org
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 32977
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 1
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;openclipart.org. IN MX
;; ANSWER SECTION:
openclipart.org. 7200 IN MX 10 gabe.freedesktop.org.
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
openclipart.org. 86400 IN NS ns.spaces.org.
openclipart.org. 86400 IN NS x2.cs.pdx.edu.
;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
gabe.freedesktop.org. 268 IN A 188.8.131.52
;; Query time: 237 msec
;; SERVER: 184.108.40.206#53(220.127.116.11)
;; WHEN: Fri Nov 18 11:05:48 2005
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 133
Therefore, we are required to have a postmaster address.
However, it doesn't have to be our *own* postmaster address. That is,
if mail sent to postmaster at openclipart.org ends up in the same inbox
as mail to postmaster at freedesktop.org that is perfectly RFC-compliant,
provided mail sent to that address is read by a human.
> From my experience, those standard addresses are guaranteed spam
> targets, so is not wise to connect them directly with the lists
Yes, that's true.
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