OT: Sendmail and Mailertable Problem

Richard Haakma richard at AK.PLANET.GEN.NZ
Thu Aug 18 04:58:41 IST 2005

On Thu, Aug 04, 2005 at 10:13:17PM +0100, Hywel Burris wrote:
>    Hi,
> Sorry for the off topic request for help but i am sure that someone here 
> will have had the same problem.
> I am using mailertable to route mails to our sister companies after 
> scanning them. The problem is that sendmail refuses to use the value in 
> /etc/mail/mailertable even though it's in brackets and always uses the dns.
> Config below
> [root at mail-2 mail]# cat sendmail.mc | grep mailer
> dnl FEATURE(`mailertable',`hash -o /etc/mail/mailertable.db')dnl
> FEATURE(`mailertable',`hash /etc/mail/mailertable.db')dnl
> I have tried both there not sure what the -o is for but it was in there 
> as default on RH9.
> the domain is in the relay-domains file
> [root at mail-2 mail]# cat mailertable | grep abcd
> .abcd.co.uk        smtp:[mail.abcd.co.uk]

.abcd.co.uk means all subdomains of abcd.co.uk, but not abcd.co.uk
itself.  If you really mean to forward all subdomains and the
domain name itself, use:

abcd.co.uk	smtp:[mail.server.whereever.co.uk]
.abcd.co.uk	smtp:[mail.server.whereever.co.uk]

I recommend not using wildcard subdomains as they will get abused
by spammers.


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