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Subject: Re: Wrapper for bulk-mailer
From: Daniel Liston <dliston @ netscape . com>
Organization: Netscape Communications Corp.
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 22:20:34 -0600
To: "Mohler Jeff" <jeff . mohler @ netapp . com>
Cc: majordomo-users @ GreatCircle . COM
References: <02740A3D0809D5118C7C00034707E9F3013EE017@ussvlexc10.corp.netapp.com>

OK, I will play stupid.  Why do you need a wrapper?  Who/what told you that it
is needed?  And are you POSITIVE creating a link to bulk_mailer in the smrsh
directory is not enough to solve your problem?  Smrsh is discussed in the FAQ.

Dan Liston

"Mohler, Jeff" wrote:
> 
> I already use bulk-mailer with great sucess.  What I need..it to run it via a wrapper to solve an issue with large lists and a bug in Sendmail that is not fixed.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dliston@netscape.com [mailto:dliston@netscape.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 1:09 PM
> To: Mohler Jeff
> Cc: majordomo-users@GreatCircle.COM
> Subject: Re: Wrapper for bulk-mailer
> 
> Sendmail security requires a link in your smrsh directory to any/all executables
> called by the RHS of aliases.  If you are running RedHat, make sure /etc/smrsh/
> contains a link to /usr/sbin/bulk_mailer.  Then again, that also assumes majordomo
> was installed from the rpm file, and that you are running an smrsh dependent
> version of sendmail.
> 
> I keep this right in my aliases file for quick reference.
> 
> #####################################################################
> #
> # Use of bulk_mailer with sendmail:
> # To have bulk_mailer distribute mail to a list, add the following lines
> #
> # owner-{FOO}: whoever-maintains-foo
> # {FOO}-outgoing: "|{BULK_MAILER} owner-{FOO}@{YOUR.DOMAIN} {ADDRESS_LIST}"
> #
> # where {FOO} is the name of the list, {YOUR.DOMAIN} is your
> # fully-qualified domain, {BULK_MAILER} is a full path name of the
> # bulk_mailer program, and {ADDRESS_LIST} is a full path name of the
> # file containing the list of addresses.
> #
> # test-outgoing: "|/usr/sbin/bulk_mailer owner-test@DOMAIN.TLD /var/lib/majordomo/lists/test"
> #
> ###########################################################################
> Of course, additional arguments such as maxdomains are fine, this is just
> a bare minimum to make it work.
> 
> Dan Liston
> 
> "Mohler, Jeff" wrote:
> >
> > I need to build a wrapper as I understand it for bulk-mailer.
> >
> > As this involves the aliases file..im very unsure on how to accomplish this.
> >
> > 3sracers-outgoing:"|/usr/local/bin/bulk_mailer -maxdomains <x> 3sracers@speedtoys.com /usr/local/majordomo/lists/3sracers"
> >
> > Thats how I currently call it, any pointers would be appreciated..and of great help to tohers in the archives as well.
> >
> > Thanks!



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