[Mailman-Users] Virtual sites

Jim Popovitch jimpop at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 14 08:13:14 CEST 2006

On Thu, 2006-09-14 at 00:34 -0500, Brad Knowles wrote:
> At 12:51 AM -0400 2006-09-14, Jim Popovitch wrote:
> >  Looking up MX records is also the job of an MUA, and Mailman is very
> >  much like an MUA, albeit on steroids.  IMHO of course.
> I don't know of an MUA on the planet that looks up MX records.
> Check your RFCs.  Checking MX records is most definitely the purview 
> of MTAs, since they're the ones expected to implement 2821 and to 
> ensure the rules of 2822 are followed (and correct if not).

OK, fair enough.  Back to Mailman, why is checking MX records (or at
least allowing specification of 2 or more SMTPHOSTS) a bad idea?  It
just seems to make good sense to me, considering failover, load
balancing, resiliency, etc.

-Jim P.

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