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NIS+ and MAIL

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Hello expert,
                    for a class project we had to network three SPARC workstations, and get conected to the Internet. We used NIS+ as our Name service. Our gatway to the Internet is running DNS, so I modified the /etc/resolv.conf and the /etc/nsswitch.conf files. The problem I am having is with setting up the mail. Since I am running NIS+ and not DNS in my domain do I have to make an MX file for my domain?
                              thank you
            Cecil Hypolite, Medgar Evers college
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You will need to make MX records within DNS for your domain in order for email to work across the  Internet. The Internet ONLY uses the DNS naming service, therefore, in order for email to reach your domain from across the Net, you need to advertise MX records for it. You must do this on the nameserver that is registered for your domain. To find out which nameserver is the registered one for your domain use whois to check your domain information. EG if you have a .COM domain, then do 'whois domain.com'. If you have a .co.uk domain, then use 'whois -h ns0.nic.uk domain.co.uk'. The nameserver's names and IP addresses will be listed in the information that is returned.
I hope this helps...


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