[buug] mail servers for boxes with MX records?

N. Thomas nthomas at cise.ufl.edu
Wed Dec 11 20:39:36 PST 2002

* Nick Jennings <nkj at namodn.com> [2002-12-11 19:51:52 -0800]:
> > I'm planning on adding MX records for the other machines so that
> > they all point to box0.
> > 
> > Now here is what I am not sure about: I know that box0 will have a
> > mail server runing, but do the other boxes need to have a mail
> > server running on each of them as well?
> You should be safe with just one mailserver. Though, I don't see
> why you'd wan't people addressing user at box2.foo.org instead of
> just user at foo.org in the first place. All the mail is going to be
> going there anyway.


Thanks for the heads up. The reason I asked about email addressed to
users on internal boxes was because I had set up a bunch of scripts and
cron jobs, etc., that sometimes sents mail out to some user or another.
Also, if something screws up in a cron job, cron mails it out to the
user, and I wanted to be notified of this.


N. Thomas
nthomas at cise.ufl.edu
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