Experience with MNP in Haryana

Anurag Bhatia
Recently lucky mobile users in Haryana got MNP i.e Mobile Number Portability. I too ported my number out from Airtel to Tata Docomo. Reason remains the super slow GPRS network (yup gprs, not even upgraded to EDGE in most of Haryana) and crazy service activation followed by irritating sms’es. Here’s my experience with MNP: It took around 20 days in porting of my number, and technically speaking - process is yet not (hundred percent) completed even after a month!

What to expect from 3G?

Anurag Bhatia
So, finally 3G is set to launch in India from Private operators. One of my friend came to me and asked: “So what should we really expect from 3G? End of wired broadband?” Very nice one! Short answer - NO, NO yet! It’s quite strange to see, how users are taking 3G. Actually it has been largely “overestimated” technology, specially from Indian media. Let’s first try to understand - What exactly is 3G?

What to do when your email hosting is down?

Anurag Bhatia
This is a question that I have been asked many times via email and sometimes even phone! Situation is this: you wake up in the morning and found your email hosting is down. You are not getting any emails, either they are bouncing back or going to a blackhole. What should you do in such a situation? Email service is much like a chain – if any part is broken, you won’t get things working (apart from lots of frustration!

More about SPF records

Anurag Bhatia
Few days back I visited Official Google Apps forum (one of my favorite places) and answered many questions. It was quite after some time i was there and found few cases/questions/problems as really interesting. Here’s one of the questions asked there by a admin named aol985 about SPF records. His question: As described in http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=33786 , I set SPF record for mashfilm.ru domain to “v=spf1 include:aspmx.googlemail.com ~all”. But aspmx.googlemail.com currently does not resolves.

Google's SRV records

Anurag Bhatia
After recieving lots of emails regarding SRV records issue in Google Apps I must say that Google has missing info in their documentation about SRV records. As per refering to official Google’s help here. It has missing info. about the location servers. Here are those missing SRV records… client._tcp.YOURDOMAIN.TLD. IN SRV 5 0 5222 talk.l.google.com. _xmpp-client._tcp.YOURDOMAIN.TLD. IN SRV 20 0 5222 talk1.l.google.com. _xmpp-client._tcp.YOURDOMAIN.TLD. IN SRV 20 0 5222 talk2.l.google.com. _xmpp-client._tcp.YOURDOMAIN.TLD. IN SRV 20 0 5222 talk3.