>From: Rich Pieri <email@example.com>
>Date: 03 Sep 1997 11:52:09 -0400
Jeffrey Goldberg <J.Goldberg@cranfield.ac.uk> writes:
>>However, if you set up sendmail.cf (or whatever for your MTA) to look
>>at another file, say majordomo.aliases, which is writable by say group
>>majordom. Then you will not need to be root to administer majordom.
>Second, the auxillary aliases files will not be converted into database
>format when you run newaliases. This will cause sendmail to slow down as
>it parses the flat text files.
I don't find a note to that effect in the Linux man pages. When I run
newaliases, it creates a file [majordomo.aliases].db in the same directory as
[majordomo.aliases]. This isn't a text file, but I'd always assumed it was in
the same format as /etc/aliases.db.
Can you point to documentation of this point?