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Re: Selection of Appropriate Local SMTP Relay

  • From: Adrian Chadd
  • Date: Thu Jan 13 08:05:59 2000

On Thu, Jan 13, 2000, Andrew Bender wrote:

> > Not necessarily...if you can spread your mail servers out to different
> > parts of your network, then they're going to have the same IP address
> > and your dialup ports will "magically" find the closest one.  
> Don't forget to mention that routing loops will never occur, and the
> aforementioned "stardust" will be mindful of server health, load, etc.

If you have routing loops in your network, chances are you have bigger
issues to worry about..

Oh, and the mentioned "stardust" problem will happen whether you
choose to deploy distributed mail/dns/cache servers, or whether you have
a big farm. You'll still need some form of load-balancing in front of
your cluster.

Adrian Chadd					Systems Engineer
<[email protected]>			Versatel Telecom BV
						Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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