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Re: Sendmail Help

On 5/22/06, Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org> wrote:
Dan Track wrote:
> Hi
> I'm trying to sendmail from a client. The domain has four mx records
> for example.com, mx1 (weight 10),mx2 (weight 5),mx3 (weight 1),mx4
> (weight 2).
> The problem I have is that when sending mail, the client always tries
> to access mx1. And since this isn't configured the connections gets
> refused. Can someone please explaing to me why it doesn't try any of
> the others first, given the weighting order?
> This is a standard sendmail install without any configuration changes.
> Thanks for your help in advance

Please post the output of "dig example.com mx" when run on the client.


Thanks for your help.

Dig result from the client is:

dig example.com mx

; <<>> DiG 9.2.4 <<>> example.com mx
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 39743
;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 4, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 6

;example.com.                        IN      MX

example.com.         3600    IN      MX      5 mars.l3.example.com.
example.com.         3600    IN      MX      10 mars.gs.example.com.
example.com.         3600    IN      MX      1 cluster-b.example.com.
example.com.         3600    IN      MX      2 cluster-f.example.com.

example.com.         3600    IN      NS      dns0.example.com.
example.com.         3600    IN      NS      dns1.example.com.

cluster-b.example.com. 602261 IN    A       y.y.y.190
cluster-f.example.com. 602261 IN    A       z.z.z.190
mars.l3.example.com. 300     IN      A       x.x.x.25
mars.gs.example.com. 3600    IN      A       k.k.k.98
dns0.example.com.    3600    IN      A       x.x.x.26
dns1.example.com.    3600    IN      A       k.k.k.98

;; Query time: 4 msec
;; SERVER: x.x.x.98#53(x.x.x.98)
;; WHEN: Mon May 22 13:56:46 2006
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 278

So when sending mail it always goes to:
10 mars.gs.example.com.

Any idea?


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