Comments on Routing and Allocation Policy Wanted

From: patrick@Verity.COM (Patrick Horgan)

From: "Walter O. Haas" <haas@xmission.com>

Somehow I'm under the impression that it's possible to have SMTP over a
PPP dialup by logging into the mail server, is that not correct?

Not exactly. smtp is just a tcp protocol. You only need to do a tcp

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One easy way to do mail is to nfs mount the directory containing

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The next choice is POP (Post Office Protocol). With pop, your machine

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Alternatively, if you want to SMTP over email for a domain over the
dialup connection, assign the PPP client a primary MX record and a
fully connected server on the PPP server's network a secondary. The
PPP reconnect script on the client can be instrumented to flush the
outgoing queue and also send email to pseudo alias on the secondary
MX server that triggers a flush of its incoming queue for your domain.
You have to make sure you dialup at least once every three days or so.

This strategy requires the PPP client have a static IP.

Sanjay.