[Mailman-Users] FAQ Question...

Richard Idalski ridalski at nandomedia.com
Tue Dec 11 22:11:33 CET 2001

Thanks for the info, I did a little looking into on my own, and I'm not
thinking this will be working on my system, So right now I'm i the process
of figuring out how find the eqivilent of the local_host_names file from
sendmail for postfix, then I'll be runnning postfix here.

   -Richard Idalski

-----Original Message-----
From: mailman-users-admin at python.org
[mailto:mailman-users-admin at python.org]On Behalf Of Harold Paulson
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 3:56 PM
To: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] FAQ Question...


I remember someone (Chuq I think) suggesting this in the past.  But
it looks to me like this would set up sendmail to ONLY listen on your
NNNN port, and no longer listen for "normal" mail on 25 (actually, I
think I tested this the last time it came up).

So if you want to continue using sendmail for the rest of the mail on
the system, like incoming Mailman messages for instance, you would
need to run two daemons for this.  Does this mean setting up two
queues or will they peacefully coexist with one?  I don't know.  I
suspect I will be running Postfix before I figure it out.

	- H

>I saw this in the mailman FAQ for tuning sendmail:
>You can do this without modifying your sendmail files at all. Instead, in
>your startup script, add:
>         /usr/sbin/sendmail -bd -ODeliveryMode=defer \
>                 -ODaemonPortOptions=Name=MSA,Port=NNNN,M=E,Addr=
>Where NNNN is some port number not otherwise used (you can test if
>something's in use by doing "telnet localhost NNNN" -- if it's refused,
>there's no daemon listening)
>This sets up a sendmail process listening to the alternate port, in DEFER
>mode, but set to talk only to the localhost interface, so it's not
>accessible by anyoneother than your local machine: no open relay problems.
>  This could theoretically solve all my problems... My question is: If
>are a certin amount of domains that I DO need to relay mail for, can this
>still work? and if so, how?
>   -Richard Idalski


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