Re: Testing the Secondary mailer using exam. from sendmail book.

Glynn Clements (glynn@sensei.co.uk)
Sun, 18 Apr 1999 03:10:27 +0200 (GMT--1:00)


Mr. James W. Laferriere wrote:

> 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 .

Try using the user@host@relay form, e.g.

babydr@baby-dragons.com@filesrv2.baby-dragons.com

-- 
Glynn Clements <glynn@sensei.co.uk>

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