From: Declan Grady (Declan.Grady at domain nuvotem.com)
Date: Fri 01 Jun 2001 - 11:26:51 IST
At present I am using one win98 machine as both pop3 mailserver and proxy
for my lan, and am about to split this into two redhat boxes - one for mail
and some smb shares, the other a firewall.. (Since I have some 486's lying
around gathering dust !)
- Part of the reason being IOL host my company wide email, and give me a
fixed IP when I dialup,
All of my clients are win95/98 machines, and I have put the fixed IP
(192.168.0.x) of the exisiting box into their hosts file as both
"mail.nuvotem.com" and "proxy.nuvotem.com", and pointed the pop3 clients to
"mail.nuvotem.com" and configured MSIE to use a proxy server called
Now, when I want to split these two machines, I guess I have to go to each
individual client and change the IP address in the hosts file, to the 2 IP's
of the 2 machines.
If I move the mail server to a different IP address, I guess I have to go
back to each client and change the hosts file again ?
The only thing I can think of is running some type of local DNS, which seems
a bit excessive, (especially as I have no idea how to start !).
Am I missing some simple point ? - How else can my mail clients and browsers
find the right machine on my lan to try to connect to ?
I am not running any dhcp stuff.. its all fixed IP's - or is that the
Next question - I have approx 50 mail users on my exisiting mdaemon setup,
each with approx 4 extra aliases, and I have loads of content filtering
rules, from simply adding a disclaimer, to deleting incoming mail with
specific attachment names ... Do i have to manually create all this stuff
again in my redhat .. if so, any ideas on the content filtering stuff ?
I was thinking of sticking to sendmail, purely for reliability, but mabye
there is something more suitable ? (I have never used/configured sendmail
before, so any good tutorials woudl be welcome)
Well.. sure I have nothing else to do on Monday anyway !
[NODIS] .. Disclaimer ? what disclaimer ?
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