From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain magicgoeshere.com)
Date: Mon 24 Jul 2000 - 11:40:23 IST
On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 11:24:42AM +0100, Kenn Humborg wrote:
> I'm at the office now, so I don't have my bat book to hand,
> but I have a feeling that we can actually do one better here...
> IIRC, sendmail will not to an MX lookup, but will do an A
> lookup if you put square brackets around the hostname, not
> the IP address.
> So try setting SMART_HOST to `[mail.swissonline.ch]'.
Kevin already pointed me in this direction, and I've done that, and it
works. In the process I was bitching about the docs. because I'd never come
across this and I couldn't find it. I just picked up the bat again and under
'addresses, looking up with DNS' I found the bloody thing. Note that in the
relevant paragraph the phrase 'MX records' is used twice, but looking up MX
records in the index does NOT bring you there. So perhaps I shouldn't bitch
about the docs. but rather about the index, but a book which consists of
1021 + xxv pages should have a comprehensive index.
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