for a couple of weeks (please don't ask). I have been using a pots
(ppp) connection to netcom and they have an smtp server that I have been
using. I have a Mandrake 6.x box (10.1.1.107 internally and dynamically
assigned externally) running TIS (firewall) and routing out to the
infobahn. I have 15 office users (imagine that through a pots line).
When the ppp link is up (ppp0) my users and I send emails to the
Mandrake 6.x box (10.1.1.107), this is done by setting the 'Outgoing
mail (SMTP) server' in Netscape Navigator to 10.1.1.107. There is a
plug configured on the Mandrake 6.x box that plugs itself to the netcom
smtp server (smtp.ix.netcom.net) (This is configured with pop and news
also). This has been working for a while as well as expected for a pots
When I bring up the T1 on the Mandrake 6.x box(eth1) I set the default
gateway to the T1 hardware (can't remember the ip but its
216.xxx.xxx.xxx) and bring the ppp0 connection down, http, pop and news
all work, but smtp does not. When I attempt to send mail I get an error
that refers to not relaying. I think this is an antispamming measure.
I learn as much as I need to and I believe this is related to trying to
use netcoms smtp while not directly connected to them. The T1
setting a static route up for the netcom smtp server (using its ip
address) It didn't work. So I added the name of the server to my hosts
file since in the plug I am using the name not the ip address (if this
is way off you get an idea of just how much I comprehend of this). It
still didn't work (no relaying). When I did a traceroute to the
smtpserver I could see it going out through the T1 (eth1). If I remove
the default route designation from the T1 all traffic goes out through
ppp0. Oh, good I'm back to 15 people on a pots line.
Is there a way that I can have all traffic other than that going to
smtp.ix.netcom.com go through the T1 (eth1) and all traffic for
smtp.ix.netcom.com go through pots (ppp0)?
I am willing to read and learn (retention is another issue). Is there
something I am missing here, or is there a quick doc I can read that has
an example of this type of configuration.
Again, this is a short term problem, but unless I solve it I can't use
the T1 until the smtp problem is solved (two weeks). In addition to
shopping on the net and receiving chain letters my users need to be able
to send mail to clients. Its like having a new convertible on a nice
spring day and finding out the keys won't come for two weeks.