[nos-bbs] smtp gateway command

Bob Tenty bobtenty at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 23:20:26 EST 2011

If it can't find the records by whatever means, mail will be sent to the 
the smtp gateway.
(if defined in the autoexec.nos)


On 11-03-09 05:11 PM, Michael Fox - N6MEF wrote:
> Can someone clarify the usage of the smtp gateway command?
> The documentation says:   "Any mail sent to a host not in the 
> domain.txt file or not found via a nameserver query, will instead be 
> sent to the gateway for forwarding (if #define'd)."
> For an OR statement to be true, only one of the inputs need to be 
> true.   So if mail is destined for a host which is NOT in domain.txt, 
> then an smtp gateway is required, EVEN IF the host IS found via a 
> nameserver query.  Correct?
> If so, that would match the condition I'm seeing.  I don't currently 
> have an smtp gateway configured.  Messages to hosts in my domain.txt 
> file go out, but messages to hosts which are not in my domain.txt file 
> sit in the smtp queue and don't go out, even though those hosts are 
> listed in DNS.
> If this is all true, then it seems like the second condition is 
> meaningless and should be removed from the text.  In other words, if 
> the destination host is not in domain.txt then the mail will be sent 
> to the gateway for forwarding.  If a gateway is not defined, then the 
> messages will remain in the queue.  Am I reading this wrong?
> Michael
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