[Mimedefang] Sendmail + MD + SA Relaying Question

Trevor Jorgenson trevor at unixforever.net
Thu Jul 10 05:34:00 EDT 2003

At 05:59 PM 7/10/2003 +0900, you wrote:
>since "mail.ourdomain.com" doesn't have a DNS / MX entry, you might want to
>try putting the following in your mailertable database (and remember to
>either makemap hash mailtertable < mailterable or restart sendmail,
>whichever you prefer)
>ourdomain.com   esmtp:[xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx]

Yeah, have already tried that.. it has a  and PTR RR's, but no MX entry... 
here are the relevent lines from my sendmail configs;

inetdigital.net esmtp:[mail.inetdigital.net]

inetdigital.net RELAY

Of course I've rebuilt both... it's the same setup as the other domains 
which it IS working for (using the same server)... for example;

unixforever.net                         esmtp:[mail.inetdigital.net]

unixforever.net RELAY

And what I end up with in the logs from each:


Jul 10 00:04:11 challenger sendmail[18201]: h6A73bne018169: 
to=<trevor at unixforev
er.net>, delay=00:00:33, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=esmtp, pri=30369, 
etdigital.net. [], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (ok 1057820651 qp 18203)


Jul  9 16:16:17 challenger sendmail[76521]: h69NGGMm076513: 
to=<trevor at inetdigit
al.net>, delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=local, pri=30752, relay=local,
dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent

I'm so not a sendmail wizard (been a bit spoiled with qmail, however it's 
back to sendmail for some stuff thanks to milter), so I'm a little lost on 
this. It's seeming to think that because it's fqdn is 
challenger.inetdigital.net that anything in inetdigital.net must be a local 
mailer. /etc/mail/local-host-names only has challenger.inetdigital.net, and 
the only Cw is localhost.

>I have a similar setup here at the office where I've got a linux machine
>running sendmail + MD + sa on the DMZ and it accepts and routes mail to our
>exchange server which is only on the LAN, with no DNS entries.

Yes, it's a beautiful way of doing it and works great for me on all of the 
other domains although the boss wants it on our main mail domain too now 
and I'm really starting to hate sendmail :)

>hope this helps

Thank you,
Trevor Jorgenson

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