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GWIA and Route.cfg

My customer is currently moving away from GroupWise to the Google Cloud email solution, that said they have a question regarding how the GWIA can be used to forward mail messages to team members from sources such as routers, switches, etc,.

Situation:

Status messages, and alerts are currently handled through the GWIA which is used to forward those messages onto their respective parties. With the introduction of the Google Cloud email service, there is no such method for forwarding those alerts off to these respective parties. They would like to have the GWIA be used to facilitate this process. Basically they would like to maintain a GroupWise GWIA(s) to forward emails to team members. Is this even a workable solution, a GWIA forwarding out to the Google Cloud?

Additional questions from Customer:

1.) Currently they do not know exactly how the GWIA would handle internal addresses (nxxx.xxx) messages?
2.) There are currently 20 or more white lists (smtp relay(s) to GWIA), if these white lists send email to the internal address or nxxxx.xxx domain how would the GWIA handle this?
3.)Google Applications mx records change every ten minutes, what is the best way to configure the route.cfg (or is that the best way to handle this request)?
4.) Can a DNS name be used in the route.cfg or just IP address? (I currently am under the impression that route.cfg can only handle IP addresses)


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Re: GWIA and Route.cfg

I don't understand the problem entirely, I think.
Your customer has the need for an internal SMTP service which forwards everything to Google? In this case just enter the hostname or IP of the Google SMTP service as a relay host and make sure Google accepts whatever comes from the GWIA's IP.

If using the GWIA for such stuff is a licensing issue, I don't know. Check with Novell.

Uwe


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Re: GWIA and Route.cfg

buckesfeld;2255822 wrote:
I don't understand the problem entirely, I think.
Your customer has the need for an internal SMTP service which forwards everything to Google? In this case just enter the hostname or IP of the Google SMTP service as a relay host and make sure Google accepts whatever comes from the GWIA's IP.

If using the GWIA for such stuff is a licensing issue, I don't know. Check with Novell.

Uwe


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Good day,
Sorry for not responding sooner to your answer. Further I apologize for any confusions. Basically the second point you brought forth is what they are looking for.

1.) They want an internal SMTP server to forward everything to Google.

The question that they had was in respect to placing a DNS name in the Route.cfg, or would they even need to do that in the case that you described above? Looks like they can just use the DNS name or IP address of the Google Device, and as long as the Google Device is able to accept it as an incoming relay they should be alright. Is that a correct statement on my part?

This is going to be a temporary solution, until they are able to stand up another solution (most likely Postfix) I have spoken with Novell anout licensing and that has been answered.

Thank you for any further assistance that you can offer.

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Re: GWIA and Route.cfg

On 4/4/2013 3:46 AM, dschaldenovell wrote:
>
> buckesfeld;2255822 Wrote:
>> I don't understand the problem entirely, I think.
>> Your customer has the need for an internal SMTP service which forwards
>> everything to Google? In this case just enter the hostname or IP of the
>> Google SMTP service as a relay host and make sure Google accepts
>> whatever comes from the GWIA's IP.
>>
>> If using the GWIA for such stuff is a licensing issue, I don't know.
>> Check with Novell.
>>
>> Uwe
>>
>>
>> --
>> Novell Knowledge Partner (NKP)
>> Please don't send me support related e-mail unless I ask you to do so.

>
>
> Good day,
> Sorry for not responding sooner to your answer. Further I apologize for
> any confusions. Basically the second point you brought forth is what
> they are looking for.
>
> 1.) They want an internal SMTP server to forward everything to Google.
>
>
> The question that they had was in respect to placing a DNS name in the
> Route.cfg, or would they even need to do that in the case that you
> described above? Looks like they can just use the DNS name or IP address
> of the Google Device, and as long as the Google Device is able to accept
> it as an incoming relay they should be alright. Is that a correct
> statement on my part?
>
> This is going to be a temporary solution, until they are able to stand
> up another solution (most likely Postfix) I have spoken with Novell
> anout licensing and that has been answered.
>
> Thank you for any further assistance that you can offer.
>
>

Right /mh-googlehost in gwia.cfg
and all outgoing items will be forwarded to google as a relay.


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