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Re: Entries In localnames File?
> I'm looking at ZMailer 2.2e8, retrieved from the toronto.edu ftp site.
> First, is there a newer version available? If so, where can I find it?
Not very much newer -- well, in some ways, but all versions
are not equally good - or not good on all platforms...
> Second, I think I have a problem with entries in the localnames file.
> I have a pretty simple requirement. My Sun Sparc10, SunOS 4.1.3, is
> the mail exchange host for my DNS domain. If the name of the machine
> is foo.east.xsis.xerox.com, what kind of entries should I have in my
> localnames file? I have an entry for foo.east.xsis.xerox.com, but
> when I try to send mail to myself (firstname.lastname@example.org) it
> gets sent off to my punthost.
You need to have there all variants of your hostname.
Well, not exactly, but better think so.
Then on /etc/mail.conf define what name you present out:
# Where am I?
# Who am I?
# What do I tell people?
The PUNTHOST is for cases where you want host-1 to process
users A, B, and C, and if message is for user X, or anybody
else, it is PUNTed to host-2. At host-2 can be another punt-
forwarding, however if there are many such puntings, it is
better to have an alias-map on all machines to short-circuit
> Third, the reason I'm looking at ZMailer is because the version of
> sendmail supplied by Sun can't deliver a single message with more
> than approximately 40 recipients. When I specify 250 recipients,
> for example, it delivers something like 6 or 7 messages to my gateway
> machine instead of just one. Can I configure ZMailer to deliver
> only a single message?
It should be. All systems can't handle 250 recipients
on single SMTP transaction for same message body, but
that is another story... I believe sendmail does its
delivery list choping based on several parameters listed
at RFC 1123 (host requirements; services) regarding SMTP.
> Scott Hollenbeck
/Matti Aarnio <email@example.com>