From: Lars Hecking (lhecking at domain nmrc.ucc.ie)
Date: Tue 17 Aug 1999 - 11:09:28 IST
John McDonnell writes:
> just a couple of q's about the mail server I've set up here.
> machine: 486 running debian/smail uses fetchmail -p ETRN to collect mail
Don't use smail. All smail setups I have had the unfortune to get in
contact with where violating RFC 1123. There are plenty alternatives.
> queues mail for delivery on a cron schedule.
> what I want to do:
> The mail server that it's replacing checks the priority of a message and
> it's high, sends it immediately. Any ideas how I'd do that with the
> above setup?
The sendmail FAQ explains it, and I'm sure I could dig something up for
postfix, but no idea about smail.
The general idea is to make sure that your mailhost doesn't use DNS
(coz that will bring up a connection to your ISP's nameserver), designate
a smarthost (your ISP's mail server), and configure the smtp mailer as
> Other problem: Connecting to the machine is slow (either with a mail
> or telnet) is slow. from telnet I get:
> Trying 192.168.1.4...
> Connected to mail1.manganbros.ie.
> Escape character is '^]'.
> for a while and then a connection.
> any ideas?
More than likely DNS related. If it's a small network, make sure all
machines are in /etc/hosts. Otherwise, check your name server setup.
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