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Routing UUCP mail using DNS - any opinions?

In article <Cx7yA3.JGB@store.elvisti.kiev.ua>, Andrew V. Stesin
<stesin@elvisti.kiev.ua> wrote:
>generally subj says all. [...]

Not really, I'm afraid.  Are you proposing to use the DNS to carry UUCP
*addressing* information (i.e. the job that was once done by the UUCP
maps)?  If so, forget it.

Or are you proposing to use domain name addressing in a mail system
which happens to use UUCP as a transport?  If so, yes this is a fine thing
to do.

>How to make the routing scheme in such a case in some reasonable, flexible
>and ready-to-IP way?

Register domain names for each system: use the DNS to route the mail to
the closest Internet-connected provider.  Keep any UUCP names strictly
local: do not let them appear in mail addresses.  Sendmail 8 (and smail,
I think) have direct support for using domain addressing over UUCP
transport.

Tim.
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Public IP Exchange | had any problems." -- Steve Summit

Original headers:

From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: comp.mail.uucp,comp.mail.sendmail,comp.protocols.tcp-ip.domains
Subject: Re: Routing UUCP mail using DNS - any opinions?
Date: 11 Oct 1994 16:55:55 +0100
Organization: PIPEX, 216 Science Park, Cambridge, England
Message-ID: <37ecib$sqs@pipe.pipex.net>
References: <Cx7yA3.JGB@store.elvisti.kiev.ua>

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