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Re: Localized mail servers, global scope

  • From: Tony Finch
  • Date: Wed Jun 22 12:24:36 2005

On Wed, 22 Jun 2005, Andrew Staples wrote:
>
> A global company (the group) is headquartered in Scandinavia.  25+ companies
> comprise the group around the world, each company with its own mailserver
> and mailserver software.  The group encourages the companies to act in a
> decentralized manner, except in some things...the group wants to consolidate
> email addresses across the group, i.e..  Xx.yy@groupname.com, regardless of
> where the mail account lives, yet still give local control over the email
> server.

You need a table of name -> location mappings which each mail server can
use to route email. You could distribute the table using whatever
technology you like, e.g. LDAP. Google for Schlumberger Exim LDAP for a
complicated example, though it can be done much more simply.

Tony.
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