[nos-bbs] smtp gateway command

Wm Lewis thunderft at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 11 00:48:11 EST 2011

Well, I agree that there should be a way to tell JNOS to always default to an smtp gateway.
But I think the thought process way back when all this was developed was that jnos should
attempt the shortest path first, which meant using a gateway last.
But, the upside is, if your station is setup correctly, even if jnos tries direct connects first, (and
they all get rejected due to bad authentication), then it tries your gateway, and it goes through,
*** the speed at which all this takes place is still so fast there is *almost* no noticable delay
in the mail reaching its destination.
>From *failed first* to *gateway success* delivery, is usually still less than 5-10 seconds.
That's still pretty fast for email delivery.
> Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 23:14:07 -0500
> From: bobtenty at gmail.com
> To: nos-bbs at tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [nos-bbs] smtp gateway command
> You have to set smtp usemx off so that mx record lookup is prevented so 
> that smtp's
> are sent directly if they can be reached otherwise the smtp gateway will 
> be used.
> Not ideal as I have found out and it can take a while before it tries 
> the smtp gateway
> and in my experience can fail.
> I think there should be a setting so that outgoing mail is always 
> directed to the smtp gateway
> like what you can with the smtp servers in linux (exim, postfix) , no 
> questions asked.
> 73,
> Bob VE3TOK
> On 11-03-10 07:34 PM, Bill V WA7NWP wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 3:33 PM, Bob Tenty<bobtenty at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I process all my mail in linux
> >
> > Could we, with appropriate local MX entries or other magic, send Email
> > directly to 44net entities and/or other selected sites while letting
> > everything else use the default SMTP gateway? Or just let the first
> > delivery attempt be direct and then pass it on to the default gateway
> > if that fails...
> >
> > 73
> > Bill - WA7NWP
> >
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