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RE: [K12OSN] FTP redirect?

On Tue, 12 Jul 2005, Jim Kronebusch wrote:

> > Alternatively, it is easy enough to make mail delivery go
> > somewhere else - but you probably don't want to reconfigure
> > all the clients.
> That just jarred a thought.  Couldn't you point ourserver.org to the ftp
> server IP, but then set the mx record for ourserver.org to the mail
> server IP?  This should allow for two IP's to the same domain right?  I
> think that would work.  That shouldn't require a change on the clients
> configuration and should work internally and externally.  Or will that
> screw up POP and SMTP even though incoming mail would find its way?  Of
> course if everyone is using webmail that problem would be solved.
> Unless of course they access webmail with ourserver.org which would take
> them to the ftp box, but then a apache redirect could be set up on that
> box to bounce over to the mail machine.

I always setup separate names for imap, pop, smtp, even though they may
currently all resolve to the same IP address.  This makes it real easy
to move services around, and all you need to do is update dns.  No
changes would be needed on the pcs.

For instance:

    bigdog.ltsp.org.     IN A

    smtp.ltsp.org.       IN CNAME  bigdog.ltsp.org.
    pop.ltsp.org.        IN CNAME  bigdog.ltsp.org.
    imap.ltsp.org.       IN CNAME  bigdog.ltsp.org.

    ltsp.org.            IN MX 5   bigdog.ltsp.org.

Hope that helps.

Jim McQuillan
jam Ltsp org

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