The mail server is located on the disuns because mail does not work
correctly on the didecs. Our mail server is called blastmailsrv
and is under
To install the mailserver you have to install the network client programs. Then, just run make in that directory to make the executable and the .forward file.
It will be necessary to modify blastmailsrv.l when NCBI changes the mail message format or adds new options, in order to provide a compatible service with NCBI. The mail server runs on the machines disun1 through disun30 which run Solaris 5.3.
In order to submit a mail request, you have to send a message to email@example.com for example. Examples of queries for mail
requests are in the directory
~/queries/*.mq, 'mq' for mail