[CentOS] Re: thnkss: off topic question plss need ur help

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Tue Jul 15 18:02:10 UTC 2008


on 7-15-2008 9:34 AM fabian dacunha spake the following:
>>> on 7-14-2008 1:45 PM fabian dacunha spake the following:
>>>> Dear All,
>>>>
>>>> I have been using centos 5.1 for quite some time as out DNS and mail
>>>> server
>>>> and been workin fine
>>>>
>>>> i use sendmail as my mail server
>>>>
>>>> i did setup a backup mail server as per docs and ran th dns test from
>>>> http://www.checkdns.net
>>>>
>>>> and it says both the mail servers are fine
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> but i would like to know the following
>>>>
>>>> how would i really know if my main primary server is down all my mails
>>>> r
>>>> goin to my secondary mail server
>>>>
>>>> and when my primary is up are the mails copied back to my primary
>>>>
>>>> i did put down my mail server for abt 3 hrs cause cant keep it down for
>>>> long but did not really see anything
>>>>
>>>> also are there any websites that can chec both my mail servers
>>>> correctly
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> apprecite and thnaks
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>> A real simple test would be to bring down the primary and send yourself
>>> something from an outside address like yahoo or gmail. give it 10 or 15
>>> minutes, bring the primary up and when you see the message to yourself,
>>> it
>>> should have a header from your backup server also.
> 
> Thanks scott
> i did test my mail setup by sending 2 emails from outside address
> by shutting down my primary mail server
> 
> and i could see that the mail was queued to my secondary
> 
> and after abt 20 min which is wht the queue time set by me the mail was
> perfectly delivered to my inbox
> 
> apprecite n thnks
> 
> actually my queue time ealier was set to 1 hr and hence i never waitied
> for 1 hr
> jus w8ed for 20 min to 30 min n hence was confused
> 
> thnks once again
> 
> 
> regards
> fabian
Glad I could be of assistance!



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