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Re: smtpserver & mx records

From: Frank Smith
Subject: Re: smtpserver & mx records
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 15:52:28 -0500

--On Friday, August 19, 2005 12:59:42 -0700 "Martin, Jason H" <address@hidden> 
> <resending sans-html, sorry>
> One nice feature would be to have CFEngine understand the concept of MX
> records in relation to the smtpserver variable. cfexecd could then
> attempt to deliver the output mail to each of the hosts in turn until it
> finds one that will accept the message, otherwise it should drop it. 

You could set smtpserver to localhost, assuming you have at least a
minimal MTA running on each machine listening for local connections,
Then the messages could be routed via MX records and would be spooled
if your main mailservers happened to be unreachable at the time.


> I realize that the email output is generally a low priority, but it is
> very handy to direct it to an automated tool to verify that cfengine is
> working properly and picking up its rule updates. 
> Thank you,
> -Jason Martin

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