Robert Gahl wrote:
> Dan, thank you very, very much for this information. I have some questions
> about how you define your aliases, if you don't mind. I've been away from
> majordomo for about 5 or so years, and had a stint with listproc in there
> somewhere, and am just now coming back to majordomo at my new job as a way
> to manage our internal and external mailing lists.
> At 09:46 PM 1/10/2001 -0600, Dan Liston wrote:
> >By creating an alias for the archiver, and another for the digestifier,
> >you simplify each alias. Isn't this easier to follow?
> No argument here. Thanks for the tip!
> Why did you add the 010110? To obfuscate people's (i.e., spammers or such)
> attempts to get email to the list by guessing, thus bypassing the "resend"?
That is exactly the reason. 010110 just happened to be yesterday's date. :P)
> >listname-archiver: "|/usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper archive2.pl -f
> >/var/lib/marjodomo/listname.archive/listname -a -M"
> >listname-digestify: "|/usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper digest -r -C -l
> >listname-digest listname-digest-outgoing010110,nobody"
> I haven't run digest yet, and probably will at some point. In the above
> digest example, it appears that you have a listname-digest-outgoing010110
> alias as well (in addition to the listname-outgoing010110 alias), correct?
> What does that alias line look like?
> Also, why the "nobody" inclusion (same question for the following line)?
The same on both -outgoing addresses. It prevents sendmail from advertising your
delivery address. It would also be wise to add an entry to the virtusertable
that makes delivery to that alias impossible like;
firstname.lastname@example.org :error message... user unknown
> >listname: "|/usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper resend -l listname
> >This alias calls the resend script which is how rules in listname.config are
> >enforced, and if all goes well, the messages is sent from resend to the
> >outgoing alias. Making your archives searchable from a web interface will
> >also require tools like MHonArc, Glimps, and/or Wilma.
> And, thanks for these pointers!!!
> >Do a search of the archives on the word example. You should find tons of
> >aliases and config files examples.
> Will do.
Good luck and have fun!