tao.thought.org is back.....

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Wed Oct 18 21:57:25 UTC 2006

On 2006-10-18 14:12, Gary Kline <kline at tao.thought.org> wrote:
> This is only for sendmail *wizards* out there.  It took me two
> hours of messing round with the /etc/mail/* files on ns1|sage
> before I just gave up.  After I rebooted both servers to get mail 
> to default to tao.  
> After my first "fatal trap" on 01 Sept, I changed (uncommented) my 
> ^Cw tao.thought.org
> line on sage's sendmail.cf to get mail going to sage rather than tao.
> I do realize that this Cw line means: route all mail for "tao" to
> localhost, which here was sage.  With this Cw commented out, mail
> for kline at thought.org was routed to tao.  Uncommented, and mail
> stayed in sage.thought.org.
> My one question is given that mail defaults to my
> ns1.thought.org, HOW can I get it to go to (say) zen.thought.org,
> or to tao.thought.org?  or to ethos.thought.org?   OR what 
> re-initialization do I  have to do?  other than a shutdown -r
> now??
> I thought I had this down cold, but nope.....
> gary
> PS:  Mail from my magnesium.net account mailed explicitedly to
>      kline at sage.thought.org, kline at ethos.thought.org,
>      kline at zen.thought.org, or kline at tao.thought.org---in other
>      words,  using the FQDN-- gets to which ever server.  But how
>      do I make "kline at thought.org" reach a specific server??
> PS:  Apologizes if this seems like an obscure question; it IS....

By setting the "MX" records for `thought.org' up so that the one with
the lowest value of them all points to that specific server.

This should be configured in the name-server which hosts the DNS zone
for `thought.org'.

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