[svlug] sendmail + 2nd MX

Marc MERLIN marc_news at valinux.com
Wed Jul 18 21:38:01 PDT 2001

On Sun, Jul 15, 2001 at 02:50:39AM -0700, Drew wrote:
> Since this list is so damn quiet, I thought I'd ask an easy question
> which comes up so frequently in a google search that I can't trust the
> quality of the answers.
> I've set up my dns server to point my secondary MX to a box running
> sendmail.  How do I tell sendmail on the secondary to deal with these
> posts if the first mail server fails?
> >From what I've read, I just tell sendmail on the secondary to "allow
> relay" for the primary mail host.  Is that right?

Yes, that is correct.

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