Sendmail and backup MX

Scott Silva ssilva at SGVWATER.COM
Mon Sep 26 22:28:25 IST 2005

Jeff A. Earickson spake the following on 9/26/2005 1:01 PM:
> You might want to look at smtptrapd for your high MX.  See:
> I run this on a second machine that does not run sendmail in
> daemon mode (in fact none of my machines run sendmail except my
> mail server).  It always gives a 400 "try again later" message.
> It keeps the high-MX spammers busy, thus leaving my real mail server alone.
> This didn't answer your question, but maybe this is what you
> were thinking.
> Jeff Earickson
> Colby College

The only problem is that while it is a secondary for one system, it is a
primary for another.
I might just have to write something similar to a heartbeat monitor to
enable/disable the secondary.
Or mabye add a spamtrapd running PC and put it even farther up the MX chain.

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