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Re: Smail is getting confused

Bruno O. M. Simoes writes:
 > Based on RFC #1035,974, there's no such problem about IP addresses on MX
 > entry.

Are you sure? According to RFC 974,

"Each MX matches a domain name with two pieces of data, a preference value
... and the name of a host." 

There's no mention about IP addresses, and all examples use host names.

Also, in RFC 1035, [quote]:

EXCHANGE        A <domain-name> which specifies a host willing to act as
                a mail exchange for the owner name.

MX records cause type A additional section processing for the host
specified by EXCHANGE.


 > However, _sendmail_ sends fine.

Alas, sendmail isn't a good example wrt following rfc definitions (and
security also :-) 

 > What do you say?

I would say, if you are looking for a nice MTA, give qmail a try

Good luck,


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