On Apr 28, 5:35pm, "John P. Rouillard" wrote:
} Subject: Re: outgoing aliases and protecting them
} Actually you could always get it because resend has the outgoing list
} name right in the command invocation which is viewable with SMTP vrfy.
I thought in V8 verify only told you if an address was
ok (expn expanded). Of course in V8 you can turn off expn.
Of course in my case mjd runs inside my firewall on another
machine so expn and vrfy won't do people any good (they'll be
talking to my firewall)
} I proposed this a few days ago on majordomo workers. If the sendmail
} won't allow changing alias files using -o on the command line, have it
} use a different config file.
Ah, I joined the workers list only yesterday. I forgot
to retrieve the archive. V8 will allow you to change alias
files, unfortunately you lose priviledges when you
do that so you can't write in the mail queue. I am considering
using a wrapper around the sendmail that resend invokes.
} > Are there better way of doing this?
} > What about having resend talk to port 25 directly and
} > expand the alias itself?
} One problem is that the incomming addresses would show up in the
} received headers. You know "Received: from localhost for
} email@example.com ...". Sendmail 8 and most versions of IDA supply
} this as do sgi default version (IDA based), and some svr4 based
} sendmails. Sadly one of the features of majordomo is easy setup even
} for those that are sendmail illiterate. Also what about the other SMTP
} mailers that allow expn/vrfy?
I don't think this is the case if there are
multiple "rcpt to lines" (at least with V8 sendmail).
I still think the port 25 option may still turn out
to be the best longterm option. majordomo would be able
to keep its subscriber lists to itself and no sendmail
}-- End of excerpt from "John P. Rouillard"