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[Micronet] Forwarding mechanism for a defunct mail server

Beth Muramoto
We had a mail server that also contained data on it that we finally retired. It was a Linux/Unix machine and the sys admin for it retired.

For the most part we were able to get people to stop using it as a mail server years ago to use @berkeley.edu, but no sooner than when we disconnected this server from the network than there was one faculty member who wants to put in place a forwarding mechanism as some of his papers etc. had references to it (don't get me started on why he didn't change over to @berkeley.edu) and he can't notify or change every reference to it.

There is no one here who knows Linux/Unix and the computer is out of date and sets off alerts with security@berkeley. I don't want to keep it alive for this one purpose, however, I don't know how I can forward an email addressed to an @soe.berkeley.edu to an @berkeley.edu or even have a "vacation" message of sorts in place to say the other address is no longer valid without putting that server back on the network.

Does anyone know of a way or knows if there is a campus "service" that will "masquerade" as the @soe.berkeley.edu server and perform this forwarding?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Beth

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Beth Muramoto
Computer Resource Specialist
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  (510) 643-0203 
Fax:  (510) 643-6239

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in – forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
                            -Emerson

This is the essence of forgiveness. You can't change what happened but you can make sure it doesn't have the power to prevent you from being happy tomorrow.
                           
                             -Paul Boese

“Kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much.” 

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Re: [Micronet] Forwarding mechanism for a defunct mail server

David Rieger
Hi Beth,

If memory serves me correctly you can request a "MX" record be added to the campus DNS through our hostmistress.

A MX record is the DNS entry that relates to where email should be delivered; your MX record will reference the old server but will redirect email to berkeley.edu.

Regards,


David







On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 8:37 AM, Beth Muramoto <[hidden email]> wrote:
We had a mail server that also contained data on it that we finally retired. It was a Linux/Unix machine and the sys admin for it retired.

For the most part we were able to get people to stop using it as a mail server years ago to use @berkeley.edu, but no sooner than when we disconnected this server from the network than there was one faculty member who wants to put in place a forwarding mechanism as some of his papers etc. had references to it (don't get me started on why he didn't change over to @berkeley.edu) and he can't notify or change every reference to it.

There is no one here who knows Linux/Unix and the computer is out of date and sets off alerts with security@berkeley. I don't want to keep it alive for this one purpose, however, I don't know how I can forward an email addressed to an @soe.berkeley.edu to an @berkeley.edu or even have a "vacation" message of sorts in place to say the other address is no longer valid without putting that server back on the network.

Does anyone know of a way or knows if there is a campus "service" that will "masquerade" as the @soe.berkeley.edu server and perform this forwarding?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Beth

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Beth Muramoto
Computer Resource Specialist
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  <a href="tel:%28510%29%20643-0203" value="+15106430203" target="_blank">(510) 643-0203 
Fax:  <a href="tel:%28510%29%20643-6239" value="+15106436239" target="_blank">(510) 643-6239

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in – forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
                            -Emerson

This is the essence of forgiveness. You can't change what happened but you can make sure it doesn't have the power to prevent you from being happy tomorrow.
                           
                             -Paul Boese

“Kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much.” 

                            -Blaise Pascal


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Re: [Micronet] Forwarding mechanism for a defunct mail server

Bernie Rossi
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I sent a message privately to Beth, but thought this might be something that others with retiring servers might want to consider.

We can take on the hostname as a subdomain in bConnected.  This will allow the users to create aliases to their Berkeley accounts.  Any mail going to that alias will go into their Berkeley account.

We have also been migrating mail from the servers into the Berkeley accounts.  

If you want to consider this, please see the KB article:


Thanks

Bernie



On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 8:37 AM, Beth Muramoto <[hidden email]> wrote:
We had a mail server that also contained data on it that we finally retired. It was a Linux/Unix machine and the sys admin for it retired.

For the most part we were able to get people to stop using it as a mail server years ago to use @berkeley.edu, but no sooner than when we disconnected this server from the network than there was one faculty member who wants to put in place a forwarding mechanism as some of his papers etc. had references to it (don't get me started on why he didn't change over to @berkeley.edu) and he can't notify or change every reference to it.

There is no one here who knows Linux/Unix and the computer is out of date and sets off alerts with security@berkeley. I don't want to keep it alive for this one purpose, however, I don't know how I can forward an email addressed to an @soe.berkeley.edu to an @berkeley.edu or even have a "vacation" message of sorts in place to say the other address is no longer valid without putting that server back on the network.

Does anyone know of a way or knows if there is a campus "service" that will "masquerade" as the @soe.berkeley.edu server and perform this forwarding?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Beth

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Beth Muramoto
Computer Resource Specialist
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  <a href="tel:%28510%29%20643-0203" value="+15106430203" target="_blank">(510) 643-0203 
Fax:  <a href="tel:%28510%29%20643-6239" value="+15106436239" target="_blank">(510) 643-6239

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in – forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
                            -Emerson

This is the essence of forgiveness. You can't change what happened but you can make sure it doesn't have the power to prevent you from being happy tomorrow.
                           
                             -Paul Boese

“Kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much.” 

                            -Blaise Pascal


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