Re: forwarding mail to internal mail server
At 2/23/01 06:38 PM -0500, Bulent Murtezaoglu wrote:
> JLG> I'm open to any suggestions anyone may have. I've thought
> JLG> about using virtusertable on the gateway box to rewrite the
> JLG> addresses so as to be delivered to the internal mail server,
> JLG> but I'm not sure about this.
>Use a mailertable that sends everything for your domain[s] to the
>internal server. The bat book covers this, but so should the sendmail
>docs. I'll point out one usual pitfall though: if you use a mailetable
>to route the inbound mail from a gateway host you should not have the
>routed domain[s] in the gateway sendmail's class w.
After finding the appropriate section in the bat book, I managed to get
this working really nice. In .mc, you'd use "define(`MAIL_HUB',`remotehost')dnl",
or modify DH in sendmail.cf. I managed to get this working across my
whole network in a matter of an hour or so.
I'm really glad I found this, this keeps me from having to worry about NFS mounts
and machines hanging when the NFS server goes down for a reboot/maintenance/
what have you.
I haven't took down sendmail on the mail server yet to see what happens when it's
down (e.g. if the gateway box queues mail/etc.), but I'm about to.
Anyways, got it working. Thanks for the pointer.
Jeremy L. Gaddis <firstname.lastname@example.org>