in order is whatever mail it recevied first it should transmit first when
it gets through to it's next relay,
i.e. I have a mail server here in my lab, it always forwards mail to the
UL master host which does some name translation, the UL master host is a
dodgy piece of sh1t, it falls over a lot,
Today was the worst day I've had in a while with it, and I had mails
queued from about 10ish this morning until 5ish, when the server came back
up for a few mins, sendmail always send the latest mails to it i.e. the
last few to come in, why didn't it get rid of the one from 10 o'clock
so in order is in time it got the mail order,
------------ David Airlie, David.Airlie at ul.ie,airlied at skynet --------
Telecommunications Research Centre, ECE Dept, University of Limerick \
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On Wed, 14 Apr 1999, Lars Hecking wrote:
> Dave Airlie writes:
> > Why does sendmail always dequeue backways?.. as in LIFO style, why won't
>> It doesn't.
>> > it start at the the other end of the queue and go FIFO, if it did that at
> > least e-mail would have a better chance of being in-order ...
>> What is "in order"? Does order matter at all? What is the right order
> for a site with a couple of thousand email users?
>> Check out section 4.3 in the Sendmail Installation and Operation Guide.
>> Then, the practical exercise:
>> # grep ^P /etc/sendmail.cf /var/spool/mqueue/qf*
>> Correlate with
>> # /usr/lib/sendmail -bp
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