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Subject: Re: enhancement to 'who list' ?
From: Charles Ball <cball @ bu . edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1993 08:56:18 -0400 (EDT)
To: Alan Millar <amillar @ bolis . sf-bay . org>
Cc: "Vincent D. Skahan" <vds7789 @ aw101 . iasl . ca . boeing . com>, majordomo-users @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <m0of23L-0002zTC@hock.bolis.sf-bay.org>
Reply-to: Charles Ball <cball @ bu . edu>



On Tue, 21 Sep 1993, Alan Millar wrote:

> > Is there a reasonable way to try to get a little more smarts to be able
> > to look at the aliases file to figure out the truth ?  I was thinking that
> > a majordomo.cf entry that points to the mail aliases file might be a place
> > to start...
> 
> I don't know if anyone is doing it, but presumably Majordomo could
> be useful for mailers other than Sendmail, which could have almost
> any way of specifying lists.  If necessary, I'd lean towards something 
> in Majordomo where you told it explicitly the files that make up
> list D instead of trying to read the aliases file.

Why not use the SMTP expn command?  This is, or should be, supported by
all SMTP mailers, does not introduce yet another configuration item, and
insures that the reported membership list matches the list that the mailer
will use to deliver mail. 

-Charles Ball
cball@bu.edu




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