get local sendmail to use MX records
gmeijer at palmweb.nl
Wed Feb 23 18:19:46 GMT 2005
I'm absolutely sure that this is not the case anymore. I removed everything.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Barniskis" <nalists at scls.lib.wi.us>
To: "Gerard Meijer" <gmeijer at palmweb.nl>
Cc: "Hexren" <me at hexren.net>; <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 7:11 PM
Subject: Re: get local sendmail to use MX records
> Gerard Meijer wrote:
>> No, that is not the solution. It could be, but it's not what I want.
>> An example:
>> domain: domain.com
>> domain.com is hosted on server B. The MX record for domain.com says that
>> server A handles the mail of domain.com. So anyname at domain.com should be
>> handled by server A.
>> This works, but now on server B there runs a script that sends an e-mail
>> to gerard at domain.com . What SHOULD happen is that sendmail on server B
>> looks up the MX record for domain.com, sees that server A handles the
>> mail for domain.com and sends the mail to server A. What happens is that
>> sendmail recognizes the domain as hosted on that machine and uses
>> localhost to deliver the mail. It looks for user gerard (in this
>> example), which doesn't exist.
>> I agree with you, a solution would be to set in the alias file of server
>> B something like gerard: root at serverA.com . If this was about just one
>> e-mailaddress, it wouldn't be a problem, but I'm actually talking about a
>> little more then one address.
>> So that's not a good solution for me.
> If I followed you correctly, "server B" *formerly* was the appropriate end
> point for mail for "domain.com". If that is true, then on server B, the
> sendmail config probably indicates that mail destined for domain.com is
> delivered locally. Remove that indicator and it should revert to MX lookup
> behavior to find the appropriate handler for the domain. There may be
> multiple places in the sendmail config where domain.com is named for
> different purposes. Hunt them all down and kill them.
> Greg Barniskis, Computer Systems Integrator
> South Central Library System (SCLS)
> Library Interchange Network (LINK)
> <gregb at scls.lib.wi.us>, (608) 266-6348
> A: Because it reverses the natural flow of a dialog.
> Q: Why is top posting undesirable when replying?
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