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Re: no reply if host down

From: Enrique Canessa <canessae@ictp.trieste.it>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 14:34:03 +0200 (CEST)
To: "Dietmar P. Schindler" <schd@mra.man.de>
cc: www4mail-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.96.1000616143247.1299I-200000@scs-1.ictp.trieste.it>
Hi

Try, e.g., www4mail@collaborium.org and you will get the
attached file: 
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On Fri, 16 Jun 2000, Dietmar P. Schindler wrote:

> Dear Clement,
> 
> I hope you're well. After quite a while, I have a question again:
> It appears to me that if the target host in my request is down, as it is
> the case with www.w-box.de, www4mail sends no reply at all back to me.
> Moreover, such a request doesn't even affect my quota - a request for
> another site sent after the one to www.w-box.de showed a quota count one
> less than before. Perhaps the response from www.w-box.de is still waited
> for by www4mail - forever queued?
> Could this be so? That would not be an ideal behaviour, for one could be
> tempted to send a request again and again (as I have been).
> 
> Best regards,
> Dietmar
> 


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<FORM METHOD = POST ENCTYPE = "text/plain" ACTION ="mailto:www4mail@collaborium.org">
<INPUT TYPE = hidden name = XBASE value = &#34http://www.w-box.de&#34 >
		<DIV class=Section1> 
		<P class=MsoNormal 
 		style="mso-list: none; mso-list-ins: '' 19991102T2025">&nbsp;
		</P>
		<TABLE border=1 cellPadding=0 
 		style="BORDER-BOTTOM: 4.5pt outset; BORDER-LEFT: 4.5pt outset; BORDER-RIGHT:
 		4.5pt outset; BORDER-TOP: 4.5pt outset; WIDTH: 100%; mso-cellspacing: 1.5pt" 
 		width="100%">
		<TBODY> 
      		<TR> 
      		<TD  		style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 0.75pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0.75pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 0.75pt; 
 		PADDING-TOP: 0.75pt" width="22%"> 
		<P class=MsoNormal><B>Problem Report</B></P>
      		</TD>
      		<TD  		style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 0.75pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0.75pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 0.75pt; 
 		PADDING-TOP: 0.75pt" width="78%"> 
		<P class=MsoNormal>There was a communication problem.</P>
      		</TD>
      		</TR>
      		<tr> 
      		<td  		style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 0.75pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0.75pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 0.75pt; 
 		PADDING-TOP: 0.75pt" width="22%"> 
		<p class=MsoNormal><b>Message ID</b></p>
      		</td>
      		<td  		style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 0.75pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0.75pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 0.75pt; 
 		PADDING-TOP: 0.75pt" width="78%"> 
		<p class=MsoNormal>TCP_ERROR </p>
      		</td>
      		</tr>
      		<TR> 
      		<TD  		style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 0.75pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0.75pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 0.75pt; 
 		PADDING-TOP: 0.75pt" width="22%"> 
		<P class=MsoNormal><B>Problem Description</B></P>
      		</TD>
      		<TD  		style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 0.75pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0.75pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 0.75pt; 
 		PADDING-TOP: 0.75pt" width="78%"> 
		<P class=MsoNormal>The system was unable to communicate with the server.</P>
      		</TD>
      		</TR>
     	 	<TR> 
      		<TD  		style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 0.75pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0.75pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 0.75pt; 
 		PADDING-TOP: 0.75pt" width="22%"> 
		<P class=MsoNormal><B>Possible Problem Cause</B></P>
      		</TD>
      		<TD  		style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 0.75pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0.75pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 0.75pt; 
 		PADDING-TOP: 0.75pt" width="78%"> 
		<P class=MsoNormal><ul><li>The Web server may be down.</li>
		<li>The Web server may be too busy.</li>
		<li>The Web server may be experiencing other problems, preventing it from responding to clients.</li>
		<li>The communication path may be experiencing problems.</li></ul>
		<SPAN class=msoIns><INSdatetime="1999-11-02T20:37" cite="mailto: %20 "></SPAN></p>
      		</TD>
      		</TR>
      		<TR> 
      		<TD  		style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 0.75pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0.75pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 0.75pt; 
 		PADDING-TOP: 0.75pt" width="22%"> 
		<P class=MsoNormal><B>Possible Solution</B></P>
      		</TD>
      		<TD  		style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 0.75pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0.75pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 0.75pt; 
 		PADDING-TOP: 0.75pt" width="78%"> 
		<P>Try connecting to this server later.</P>
     		</TD>
    		</TR>
    		</TBODY> 
    		</TABLE>
    		<P>&nbsp;</P>
	


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