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Re: load balancing among mail servers

From: donovan jeffrey j (donovanbeth.k12.pa.us)
Date: Tue Feb 16 2010 - 07:51:01 CST


On Feb 16, 2010, at 8:09 AM, aa wrote:

> Someone advised me to insert in the DNS zone a list of MX records
> defined with the same level of priority so the DNS server will
> choose one of them without invoking always the same mail server....
> It could be an idea, in my opinion, but I'd prefer a "less random"
> solution and a more scientific one....

very easy for smtp relays.

smtp1
smtp2

create a dns name smtp, and your system will round robin query for the
next available server.