Oct 032009
 

I got good workaround for balancing smtp outgoing from postfix mailing list archives(not using expensive real load balancer). suppose we have 4 smtp servers for outgoing email, and we need to configure/load balance like this:

                                                         +------------+
                                                         |            |
                    +----------> smtp backend a -------->|            |
                    |                                    |            |
clients --------> smtp lb -----> smtp backend b -------->|  Intenet   |
                    |                                    |            |
                    +----------> smtp backend c -------->|            |
                                                         |            |
                                                         +------------+

Here’s the configuration :

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