it was a day today.

a couple of days ago i started to convert an old computer we had lying around at work to Linux in order to set up three domains on it: one for my family, one for someone else's family, and a third for my "band".

setting up multiple domains is a pain. don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

first, i delved into the intricacies of BIND in order to try and figure out how to get the domain names to propagate. a few hours of that convinced me that it wasn't worth it. so instead, i called the company that hosts our company's web site and conned them into entering the A records and MX records into their master database.

Then, the fun of Apache. At least setting up virtual hosts on that was relatively painless.

After some IP address problems were worked out, i got to spend today beating sendmail into submission. That was not relatively painless.

After hours of searching and more hours of bug testing, i finally got it to work, sort of. for every user i have to add specific information saying what mail goes where and comes from where.

but it works, and i'm thrilled.

and what the hell. it's 23/5. hail eris.

although if anyone has a better way, let me know...