Fri, 04 Nov 2005

Smokes, that ain't pretty

From the headers of a mail I just got:
Received: from ([])
   by (sccrmxc11) with ESMTP
   id <20051105044942s1100j9crge>; Sat, 5 Nov 2005 04:49:42 +0000
X-Originating-IP: []
Received: from []
   by with esmtp (Exim 3.35 1 (Debian))
   id 1E7EfR-0004zq-00; Mon, 22 Aug 2005 10:56:58 -0500
Received: by with SMTP id i34so340646wra
   for <edd©>; Mon, 22 Aug 2005 08:56:47 -0700 (PDT)
Translation for non-propellerheads: Someone with a Google Gmail account emailed me on August 22. It took eleven seconds to get from Gmail to Debian (once you consider the different timezones), but Debian's mail system took until today, November 5, to deliver it to Comcast, my ISP.Yikes.

So if you, anonymous reader, happened to have emailed me lately and are still awaiting a reply ... please consider the possibility that I may not have received your mail yet.

I should add that the underlying problem has been rectified at Debian's end as one of our hard-working admins stated yesterday.

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