IT 3100: Systems Design and Administration I
Due according to the class schedule.
In this assignment, you will review work from the email assignments.
Throughout the semester this application must be functioning correctly.
Create another virtual machine. Give the machine
one of your unused IP addresses, and a host name
in your main production domain. Be sure that
this system has
/etc/hosts configured correctly
for its host name and IP address.
Another Mail Server
exim for the new system.
exim on this system to receive
and keep any email messages that have the
machines fully qualified domain name in the
host part of the email address.
exim on this system to send
outgoing messages via the smarthost
Fake Satellite System
Choose an IP address in your LAN that is not in use. Use your DNS system to give a name to that IP address. The name should be in your main production domain.
Configure the new mail server to relay
126.96.36.199 and the
IP of your fake satellite system. It should
not relay for any other systems.
Configure the new mail server to accept and keep email messages that have your fake satellite’s hostname as the host name part of the email address. This is in addition to the new mail server’s host name. No other host names should be accepted. No wild cards should be used.
Configure your DNS system so that other MTAs will know that email messages to your fake satellite should be sent to your new mail server.
Create a new user on the new mail server. Use the user to test the sending and receiving of email messages. Be sure to send to both host names to verify correct functionality.
dovecot IMAP software on the
new system. Configure it to only allow
secure, encrypted connections.
Test that IMAP is working correctly by
connecting to it with an easily configured
Submission File Format
The submission file is a UNIX text file, and must have this format, exactly!
YOU SHOULD SUBMIT A SCREENSHOT THAT SHOWS YOU CAN SEND A RECEIVE EMAIL TO THIS NEW DOMAIN
Submission and Passoff
- Use the Submisions link at the
top of the page to submit your text file to the
Last Updated 11/18/2020