[GE users] Possible to remove/control e-mail domain for cluster notifications?

reidac andrew.reid at nist.gov
Fri Dec 3 18:56:32 GMT 2010

Hi all --

  I'm running the Debian-packaged GridEngine 6.2u4 on a small 
cluster here, and I've recently discovered a problem with e-mail
notifications -- the system is defaulting to sending these to
"<user>@<submit-host>", but these mails are getting stuck.

  There actually is a mail relay on the cluster subnet, but it
only accepts mail for local delivery.  The actual nodes run
"nullmailer", and are set up to default to a domain 
which the mail relay recognizes as "local". 

  The problem is that this default local domain does not 
correspond to the names of the submit hosts -- consequently
the mail relay is blocking these messages.

  A work-around is for users to put "#$ -M <username>"
(or "#$ -M <username>@<local-domain>") in their scripts.  
A more automatic set-up could be achieved if I set up an
an interior DNS server for my cluster subnet with MX
records for the submit hosts that would translate them to 
the mail relay's local domain.
  But what I really want is for SGE to get it right in 
the first place -- I'd like the default e-mails to be
addressed to either just <username>, or 

  Is this possible?


				-- A.
Dr. Andrew C. E. Reid
Physical Scientist, Computer Operations Administrator
Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Mail Stop 8555
Gaithersburg MD 20899 USA
andrew.reid at nist.gov


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