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Re: Selection of Appropriate Local SMTP Relay

  • From: jlewis
  • Date: Wed Jan 12 00:28:22 2000

On 11 Jan 2000, Michael Shields wrote:

> > Specifically, if you have a set of well known IP addresses for common
> > services, thus something like:
> > 
> > - Primary DNS
> > - Secondary DNS
> > - SMTP Mail
> > - Time Server
> Why did you choose to have exactly 2 DNS servers and exactly 1 SMTP
> and "time" server?

This seems a big drawback to the standard IP number method.  Think about a
network sharing an IGP containing thousands of dialup ports.  That's where
I am.  How many dialup ports can you have before one SMTP gateway just
doesn't cut it?  Sure you can play games with load balancing, layer 4
switches, or perhaps route filtering but why force money or effort to be
wasted on such things?

 Jon Lewis *[email protected]*|  Spammers will be winnuked or 
 System Administrator        |  nestea'd...whatever it takes
 Atlantic Net                |  to get the job done.
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