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Re: Two gateways on same network

On Fri, Dec 08, 2006 at 03:35:56AM +0200, Hans du Plooy wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-12-08 at 10:42 +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > presumably the slow 128k line is the leased-line?
> Yes
> > be aware that a backup MX will get bombarded by incoming spam, as
> > spamware is often written to prefer backup MX to primary MX (as an
> > attempt to get around anti-spam rules on the primary).
> Well that's the beauty of this setup - the primary and secondary MX
> is the same box - just a different line.  If for some reason the box
> itself goes down, there is an onsite techie that can switch the port
> forwards back to the old mailmarshal box.

yes, i guessed that they were the same machine....but my point was that
your slow 128K line could easily be overloaded by spammers bombarding
the MX over that line.

i.e. bandwidth, not server load, is the potential problem.


craig sanders <cas@taz.net.au>           (part time cyborg)

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