AOL rejecting mail from IP's w/o reverse DNS ?

Joe Abley jabley at
Wed Dec 3 16:11:07 UTC 2003

On 3 Dec 2003, at 10:51, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:

> Randy Bush  writes on 12/3/2003 10:18 AM:
>> you're right.  it will be.  people will have to clean up their
>>  or am i missing some reason they can't, other
>> than laziness?
> Well - unless you have a /24, is typically under the 
> control of your upstream provider.


> So, especially in countries where most if not all the IP providers you 
> get are dumber than rocks, rDNS is often dismissed as an unnecessary 
> luxury.  Especially when you have maybe one IP allocated for a 
> colocated server, rather than a /24 or two.

Maybe more people should do what AOL says they may do, then.


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