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

Gary Kline kline at tao.thought.org
Thu Oct 19 00:15:16 UTC 2006

On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 12:57:08AM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> 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.  
> > 

	[[ ... ]]

> > 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'.

	This would work [or ought to!]; right now, all my mail echange
	entries are equi-valued at 50.  But this seems like a back door
	way of dealing with sendmail.  I'm the first to admit that it's a
	less tha optimal suite, obscure beyond words, (etc).  But I'd
	like to understand how to resolve this problem with senmail....




   Gary Kline     kline at thought.org   www.thought.org     Public service Unix

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