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Re: Exim... can't get outgoing mail off my machine

On Wed, Sep 29, 1999 at 06:03:09AM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 28, 1999 at 07:49:21PM -0700, Seth R Arnold wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 28, 1999 at 04:51:57PM -0700, kvaughan@bc.cc.ca.us wrote:
> > > Sorry, but I cannot figure out how to get mail to other people on our LAN
> > > using exim.  Those I send are booted back saying they don't exist on my
> > > machine.  Mail should go to a server, but it treats all with the same domain
> > > as being on my machine.  Have gone through the manual but I guess I'm blind.
> > Kenward, check out the /usr/doc/exim/spec.txt.gz file, near line 11900 for
> > some information on setting up a smarthost thingy.
> I don't think that will help if the problem is that exim thinks that it
> handles all mail for his domain.  Most MTAs implement a luser_relay
> option which allows one to specify a host to throw unknown local users
> to.  In exim this appears to be a smartuser director, and is documented
> in the manual.

Well, the line number that I pointed at tells how to make exim point at a
smarthost. It looked like the smartuser director might be able to do it, but
it looked more like whatever was near line 11900 would do it better. :)

> Try adding after the localuser director in your exim.conf:
> startuser:
>    driver = domainlist
>    transport = remote_smtp
>    route_list = "* mail.relay.for.your.site bydns_a"
> (Completely untested and assuming a fairly standard Debian exim 
> configuration).  The other option is to use a fake name or your hostname
> internally and use rewriting to make sure any addresses which make it
> off your system are valid.
> > (Anyone else think exim's docs might be a bit too big? :)
> The main problem is knowing what to look for rather than anything else -
> it's not very well indexed and doesn't cater to people using different
> terminology so well.

Hehhe. In the exim docs, EVERY SINGLE THING is explained in wonderful
detail, and yet .. even though I have read them through completely a few
times, I still feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of data they contain. It
has to be one of the few programs well documented. :)

Seth Arnold | http://www.willamette.edu/~sarnold/
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