This is a request for ideas and information. It may be long so don't
bother to read unless you like to give advice.Majordomo is in this
Scene One (Fade from black) A small company of 30 employees that have
a.) A Freebsd 4.4 acting as a gateway, email server, ftp site
b.) a Mac fileserver with 500gig of space
c.) An NT box providing http (gasp!)
d.) 65 machine distributed around
3.) 12 laptops, with wireless
f) 3. cell phones with email.
Director yells CUT and demands.
a.) the gateway, email(with majordomo) and ftp must be split into 3
(and I danced a jig for joy, finally some verticallization)
gateway becomes a Freebsd behind a purchased configurable firewall,
(yet to be picked***comments please)
email server split to migrate to a faster machine but
remain Freebsd ?.? (***go to 5.0???) and majordomo on
this faster machine (***goto mj2???)
sendmail 8.12 WILL be the MTA(*NO CHOICE)
1/2 the mail is for majordomo and stays here with its own domain
the other half of business email migrates to
an INSTAGATE mail box, new domain name added
ftp to be left on the machine that is now acting as gateway and
remain Freebsd 4.4 nuetering out everything
inetd will ONLY running ftp services I suspect.
b.) the MAC server enviroment needs an automated off site backup
process that allows for
a.) daily backups, (probably diffs) that give one weeks
worth of files.
b.) Friday backups, 3 kept
c.) Monthly backup 1 kept
so that at any time t we have t-1,t-2,...t-7, t-2fridays, t
-3fridays, t-1month backups
(***ideas please, and note that on some FEW days the backup diffs
alone would be 50+gig.)
I promised majordomo questions.
As you can see above... the majordomo machine is getting completely
rebuilt my plan was
Freebsd 5.0 with sendmail 8.12. apache 2, perl5.005, majorcool, webmin,,
procmail, majordomo 2 OR
1.94.with all my hardcodeg customization and patches.
(ie, demine, digest subjects authors and numbering of messages,
html or plain text digest choice, no non-member submission
[> dev/null,] reply to auth (searchs for auth # and pulls it out.so we
never get silly unrecognized errors commands.)
subscribe addressA from addressB send auth to addressB
NOT moderator and a few more tweaks.)
As you can see from my mods, I am hesitant to migrate to mj2 and our
two *count them* two lists. But they are important list generating
sizable capital for the company. I an very hesitant to give up on these
ESPECIALLY reply to auth, since i work with old ladies who hardly can
enter an address let alone get an authorization message sent. THey Just
have to hit reply, (*if email client includes message received) and
send. NO typing NO nothing,
also digest subjects with authors and message numbering, and absolutely
NO non-members submissions are a must for us.
But I want to gain the command like
nomail list 5-d
or vacation list 3-w
I am willing to code that for 1.94 so that I can retain my majordomo 1
setup that I understand well, sleep with and caress, BUT if mj2
migration is WELL DOCUMENTED (i hardly believe) and can be successfully
compiled on Freebsd 5.0 (it failed for me on 4.2) I am going to give it
a test run and see how it looks.
Any ideas comments and flames.