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[leafnode-list] Re: SOLVED (was: fetchmail, fetchnews can't get thru router)

Christian Ebert schrieb am 2008-08-09:

> * Christian Ebert on Monday, August 04, 2008 at 14:27:27 +0200
> > The problem:
> > 
> > I changed my internet access at home from dsl to vdsl, and am now
> > connected via a router (Speedport W 701v). Everything works fine
> > except fetchmail and fetchnews -- they just hang. Even smtp (via
> > msmtp) works, also ssh, jabber, irc (both also via ssl) etc.
> > 
> > The config at the of this mail works perfectly when I am
> > connected eg. via AirPort and dsl-modem.
> > 
> > As my provider is not exactly helpful to say the least, I am
> > asking here for help with any kinds of info or experiences with
> > using fetchmail and fetchnews via a router.
> > 
> > The most annoying thing is that AppleMail *is* able to retrieve
> > mail from all accounts; which led the hotline to say: well, use
> > the standard mail program then ... of course there isn't any
> > "standard program" to fetch news etc. etc. I refrain from
> > ranting. This guy also said that this works for him with Linux,
> > that it must be a Mac-Problem. But what kind of Mac-Problem?
> > Nobody has any idea.
> Off list discussions with Matthias made me google for DNS issues.
> Solution:
> I entered to OpenDNS servers manually in the TCP/IP field of the
> AirPort Network Preferences pane, and lo and behold! It works!
> Both fetchmail and fetchnews are lightning fast again.

Which leaves us with a workaround, but not an identified culprit or
solution. Is the Speedport doing "strange things" with DNS forwarding?
Are Apple PowerPC computers doing strange things with DNS queries?
Are the T-Online DNS servers assigned for your VDSL region acting

Best regards

Matthias Andree
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