Re: Wrong MX order ?..

From: Matti Aarnio
Date: Tue Dec 23 2003 - 04:28:56 EST


On Tue, Dec 23, 2003 at 09:09:44AM +0200, Andrei Loukinykh wrote:
> I have to MXs for my domain written in my DNS server as:
>
> mydom.net. IN MX 10 srv1.mydom.net.
> mydom.net. IN MX 20 srv2.mydom.net.
>
> But some number ( may be even a half) of messages , coming from outside
> - get to srv2 first, and only then ( srv2 relays it ) - to srv1.
> Load average on srv1 is very small , number of sendmail children are
> also <= 10 at a time ( 30 is a max in sendmail.cf).
> So , what could be the reason why messages are coming to second MX
> first, not to the first one ?

The recent trend of spammers sending spam thru backup MX machines
for target domain X ?

> Best regards,
> Andrei

/Matti Aarnio
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