Re: relaying denied

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No, the way you explained the backup MX configuration I do not have it
configured that way.
But I did NOT say in the beginning that one of the servers was a backup
server. This point came up only later and I guess X is not actually a
The point of my question was that if I have two separate severs X and Y,
some of the domains that where on X before rebuilt are now on Y, so why is
X getting the 'relaying denied' messages for those domains that are now on
Y and should be handled by Y MX? I believe this is a rephrase of my
original question which has been answered by you.

> Am Do, den 24.06.2004 schrieb [email protected] um 16:40:
>> No, server X does not relay for the domains hosted on server Y (I do not
>> have relay-domains file on X for for those domains that are on Y).
>> Should
>> I have it? May it cause any problems -- a lot of unwanted mail, spam?
>> X is only backup MX for the domains that are on Y. It has its own
>> domains
>> it handles.
>> I do not have a mailertable file either (well, I do but, nothing is in
>> there).
> You speak so straight forward about "backup MX" while I suspect you
> don't really know what that means. Maybe you and we (those involved in
> this thread) have different definitions for what a backup MX server is.
> Server X is only then a backup MX server if and only if it knows about
> the domains the primary MX is responsible for! Else it is just a second
> mail server for a different set of domains. In other words, if your
> server X has only domains in the local-host-names files which are not in
> that file on server Y you have no backup MX. You then have 2 independent
> mail servers and a misconfigured DNS. In this sense Steve's questions
> and hints were totally right.
> Alexander
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