Brad, I have many customers running AS/400 DNS both for internal private only and Network use. These systems range from 436's to mid-sized 720's. All respond in ms. They are noticable faster than using ISP supplied DNS Servers (due to fewer hops to get there.) I also have several customers using the AS/400 SMTP server. While this thing doesn't run particularly zippy, it runs. I know of no specific sites that we can not send mail to from any AS/400. There must be something wrong either in your network or in your AS/400. Your's is not normal behavior. Is it possible that your network is not using private addresses and that the addresses for fedex happen to conflict? Just a thought here. - Larry Brad Felber wrote: > > This is more of an observation than a question. (and not Spam:) > > When setting up our AS/400 for E-mail, it started out as just E-mail using > PPP dialing into our ISP. the DNS server was on our ISP. Our network keeps > upgrading to now we have a straight TCP/IP network. so I can use names for > local machines, I started up DNS serving on the 400. It go to be we were > running TCP/IP servers for SMTP, POP, DHCP, DNS and all the Client Access > servers. something I have found is some of the servers on the 400 are > horriable. namely the DNS server. it took about 50% of the processor and > DNS lookups took about 30 seconds each. I moved the DNS server to a FreeBSD > box, and the lookups went to about a second. Also, the SMTP server. I > don't know if I had it set up wrong, but there are a few companies like > fedex.com (small companies like that) that I couldn't send E-mail to. it > would refuse my connection. I assume since these were all large companies, > they have some sort of spam blocker, and thought I was spam. so I told the > 400's SMTP server that I have a firewall, and send all of my E-mail to my > ISP's e-mail router. and viola, I could send E-mail to everywhere. Has > anyone else had these problems? > > -- > Brad Felber > firstname.lastname@example.org > CSE, Inc. > (262)786-8400 ext 3069 -- Larry Bolhuis | What do You want to Reload today? Arbor Solutions, Inc | Don't throw your PC out the window, (616) 451-2500 | throw WINDOWS out of your PC. (616) 451-2571 -fax | Two rules to success in life: email@example.com | 1. Never tell people everything you know. +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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