Testing the Secondary mailer using exam. from sendmail book.

Mr. James W. Laferriere (babydr@baby-dragons.com)
Sat, 17 Apr 1999 14:22:50 -0700 (PDT)


Hello Glynn, I seem to have something amiss in my thoughts
about how secondary email is setup . I am attempting to verify
the setup of filesrv2(aka ns2) as a secondary MX host . I am
using the Sendmail book's example on how to test this IE:

mail -s"test backup mailserver"
babydr%baby-dragons.com@filesrv2.baby-dragons.com <~/junk

This produces ( this is not the full transcript )

...snip...
Subject: Returned mail: User unknown
...snip...
----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
babydr%baby-dragons.com@filesrv2.baby-dragons.com

----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to filesrv2.baby-dragons.com.:
>>> RCPT To:<babydr%baby-dragons.com@filesrv2.baby-dragons.com>
<<< 550 <babydr%baby-dragons.com@filesrv2.baby-dragons.com>... User unknown
550 babydr%baby-dragons.com@filesrv2.baby-dragons.com... User unknown
...snip...

All I can see is that filesrv2 doesn't know how to process
the '%' hack as the book puts it .

Are their any other methods of testing this -without- shutting
down my local network ? And does the above show something
else misconfigured ? If you need anything else I'll try to
get it out onto my (slow) web-page , very small link here .
Tia, JimL
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The system in questions info .
- 220 filesrv2.baby-dragons.com ESMTP Sendmail 8.9.3/8.9.1
- procmail v3.10 1994/10/31 written and created by Stephen R. van den Berg
- Slackware v. 3.4.0
- Linux filesrv2 2.2.1 #1 SMP Fri Jan 29 12:40:36 PST 1999 i686 unknown
- Kernel modules 2.0.0
- Gnu C 2.8.0
- Binutils linux-2.8.1.0.1
- Linux C Library 5 - 5.4.33
- Dynamic Linker (ld.so) 1.9.5
- Linux C++ Library 27.2.8
- Procps 1.2.7
- Mount 2.7f
- Net-tools 980810
- Kbd 0.94
- Sh-utils 1.16
- Flex 2.5.4
- E2fsprogs 1.12-WIP

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