How to setup a remote mail spool?
marchuk at ee.washington.edu
Wed Jan 22 16:39:02 PST 2003
Here's our sendmail.mc file for our queue server, change it around to suit
# Access Features
# Misc Features
define(`confSMTP_LOGIN_MSG', `Mail Gateway')dnl
define(`confPRIVACY_FLAGS', `goaway restrictmailq restrictqrun')dnl
On Wed, 22 Jan 2003, Richard Lotz wrote:
> On Wednesday, Jan 22, 2003, at 16:12 US/Pacific, Walter Marchuk wrote:
> > Having multiple mail spool servers is not very recommended unless
> > there's
> > a very urgent need. The main issue is with file locking. If you do a
> > search for "file locking sendmail" on google, you'll see why. We at EE
> > department have 2 mail spool servers connected together through a SCSI
> > interface with the spool disks in the middle. The 2 mail servers
> > communicate with each other through heartbeat and if the primary mail
> > server goes down, the backup server takes over. The heartbeat
> > solution is
> > for redundancy, if you are looking for load balancing then you should
> > consider having mail gateway servers that queue mail.
> Ahh, no, see I'm looking to setup a remote system to queue incoming
> mail while the primary server is down. Then, once the primary server
> comes back up the queued mail will be delivered back to the primary.
> The second server shouldn't need to look at an alias file or deliver
> mail to any local user (that it is being a backup queue for).
> In reality it's not important since most mail will be queued for
> several hours if the remote mailserver is down. I'm just looking to
> add a bit of redundancy to my setup...
> Richard Lotz
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