any sendmail gurus out there?

From: Scott Walde <scott_at_no.spam.please>
Date: Thu May 27 1999 - 19:11:32 CST

Okay, here's an interesting one... I'm not sure I can figure this one
out... i'm not even sure where to start.

I have a domain hosted in my dns, lets say it's The MX record
for is mail( That all works fine. Now, I want to
add a machine to, lets call it I want email
addressed to to go to unless is
unavailable. Then I'd like it to go to mail, and be 'relayed'. (Someone
told me sendmail could do this... it will sit there, and sendmail will
continually try to contact to deliver the mail.) Now, just
to confuse things, the machine has a dynamic IP, which is
dealt with with something like (ya, I know it doesn't exist

        IN MX 10 ln
        IN MX 99 mail

But named complains about this:
named[12345]: has CNAME and other data (invalid)

I haven't even tackled the sendmail part yet, except for looking up
'relay' in the bat book... it's not what the guy I was talking to was
talking about. Any hints or prods in the right direction?

thanks in advance


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