That works great actually. I found the same answers right after I sent my
message by going through some of the old messages that were posted to the
Usually, when I read messages posted on this list, I think to myself, "Why
do people keep asking the same questions all time. Why don't they just read
the old messages?" This time I'm guilty of this myself, especially since the
answers were found in messages that were only a few days old.
"Sean Porterfield" <email@example.com> wrote:
> You'll no doubt get other replies to this, but I haven't seen any on the
> list, so here goes.
> Change your alias as follows:
> mydomo: "|/usr/local/majordomo/wrapper resend -l mydomo mydomo-list,nobody"
> Make sure you have an alias for nobody (usually it does to root which is
> nobody: /dev/null
> Prevent people from sending to your mydomo-list in /etc/mail/virtusertable
> (then rebuild virtusertable.db)
> firstname.lastname@example.org error:nouser User unknown
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: majordomo-users-owner@GreatCircle.COM
> > [mailto:majordomo-users-owner@GreatCircle.COM]On Behalf Of Tetsuo
> > Sent: Friday, March 09, 2001 5:43 AM
> > To: Majordomo Users
> > Cc: Dan Liston
> > Subject: suppressing the actual address of the list
> > Hi Dan,
> > I joined this mailing list a while ago. My first few posts didn't get
> > through so I stopped trying. I hope you don't mind me CC:ing you, just in
> > case it doesn't get through to the list. If this does go through, anyone
> > else is also welcome to answer, of course.
> > I have a bunch of majordomo lists that work fine, but I have one concern:
> > Let's say I have the following setup:
> > Majordomo version: 1.95.4
> > Sendmail version: 8.11.0
> > domain: mydomain.com
> > majordomo server: host.somedomain.com
> > mailing list address: email@example.com
> > firstname.lastname@example.org is redirected to email@example.com
> > In the /etc/aliases I have:
> > mydomo-list::include:/usr/local/majordomo/lists/mydomo
> > mydomo: "|/usr/local/majordomo/wrapper resend -l mydomo mydomo-list"
> > mydomo list is moderated. So it requires the Approved: password line. So
> > no one can post to firstname.lastname@example.org without the password. But there
> > appears to be away around this by bypassing the 'resend' program.
> > Looking at the mail headers:
> > Received: (from majordomo@localhost)
> > by host.somedomain.com (8.11.0/8.11.0) id f298vGi02505
> > for mydomo-list; Fri, 9 Mar 2001 02:57:16 -0600
> > Received: from mydomain (mydomain.com [192.168.110.98])
> > by host.somedomain.com (8.11.0/8.11.0) with ESMTP id h02502
> > for <email@example.com>; Fri, 9 Mar 2001
> > As you can see the final destination is firstname.lastname@example.org.
> > So, if you send to that address, it will bypass the resend program and
> > defeat resend's password system.
> > Is there someway for majordomo to hide that final address from the mail
> > headers?
> > The only way I found to get around this was to make it so that
> > email@example.com was not directly reachable, by using
> > sendmail's virtusertable thingie like so:
> > firstname.lastname@example.org error:nouser Noone Home!
> > But then, if we have local users on host.somedomain.com they can post to
> > the list by excluding the domain name and just send to mydomo-list.
> > Regards,
> > Tetsuo
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