The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Tuesday, Debtember 21, 2010

An end to the Eternal September?

Okay, now this is odd.

About half a dozen people get notified via email when I post here (it's a feature I dropped three years ago) and I noticed that just now, notifications to AOL are bouncing, not because AOL is rejecting my email (a typical occurance) but … well …

<XXXXXXXXXX@aol.com>: Host or domain name not found. Name service error for
    name=aol.com type=A: Host found but no data record of requested type

A few checks, and yes, AOL has no way of receiving email from the outside world at this time.

Could this be the actual end of the Eternal September? (sorry Dad) Or is this just a momentary glitch where heads might end up rolling?

Update a few hours later …

It seems that AOL got its act together and fixed the MX problem. Alas, the Eternal September continues …

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