Why? A local relay will speed the transfer of e-mail from LAN based workstations by 100 times.
It will also enable unlimited numbers of people in large outgoing lists to be processed.
Finally, it frees up the workstations from the long e-mail chore and gives a central location for
If you have a router, make sure that it is in the host table as your gateway:
192.168.1.1 gate.docjava.com gate
Run linuxconf as root.
Make sure your basic host information is correct:
Host name xwww.docjava.com Adaptor 1 [X] Enabled Config mode (o) Manual ( ) Dhcp ( ) Bootp Primary name + domain www.docjava.com Aliases (opt) lyon www IP address 192.168.1.101 Netmask (opt) 255.255.255.0 Net device eth0 Kernel module 3c509 I/O port (opt) Note that the IP address of the SMTP machine is non-routable and is generally available only on the private net. This disables the spammers from finding it as a spam relay. As a result, you can disable relay control, which enables it for the private office. Under: Mail delivery system (sendmail) Present your system as docjava.com [X] Accept email for docjava.com Mail server Mail gateway Mail gateway protocol smtp Features [ ] match full user name [ ] Enable relay control (spammers) Messages size limit (o) No limit __________ [ ] Don't try to deliver immediatly Process queue every (minutes) 1 [ ] Use special shell smrsh Maximum recipients per msg. (o) Defaults __________ DNS features [ ] wait for DNS No, DON'T Enable Relay control, unless your machine is visible to the outside world. If you enable control, other machines in the office will not be able to relay with the linux machine. If you disable control, make sure your machine is NOT accessable from the outside world (block the spammers!)...