Re: MTA - MLM - DNS configuration question
> On Saturday 30 June 2001 04:43, Eirik Dentz wrote:
>> My question is this: The DNS is under the jurisdiction of the IS
>> department and the MX record @mydomain.org is set up to point at their
>> email server. Does it make sense and is it possible to set up another
>> MX record: @lists.mydomain.org which will point at the web server?
> It is definately possible. It makes sense to me, this is what MX records
> were designed for!
Thanks. I thought so, but I don't have first hand experience setting this
up, and I didn't want to make a fool of myself asking the IS guys, so I
figured I'd make a fool of myself here instead ;-)
> Of course you'll have to convince the IS department to change their DNS
Oh I'm not too worried about convincing them. They'll be relieved that they
aren't being asked to do anything more than this.
>> I realize that it is generally a bad idea to set up your web server to
>> do double duty as an email server. Any ideas regarding at what message
>> volume a mail server will have a serious negative impact on a web
>> server running on the same machine would be appreciated.
> If a primary duty of the web server is to manage the mailing lists then
> IMHO it makes a lot of sense to have this!
> Of course this means that you have a lot of important things on one box.
> Considered a cluster arrangement of some sort?
Well it actually hosts the company web site, so doubling it up as a mailing
list server probably isn't a good idea. On the other hand a cluster
arrangement does sound like a good idea. Any suggested reading on setting
up web/email/database server clusters?
Thanks for taking the time to respond.