[CentOS] Complex sendmail alias handling
Hugh E Cruickshank
hugh at forsoft.com
Tue Mar 27 18:01:48 UTC 2007
From: Steve Campbell Sent: March 27, 2007 10:31
> Getting in late on this one, but if I didn't need to spend money,
> spend money, or what ever the reason may be, and the aliasing was
> that needed changing on a schedule, then why not just set up
> multiple alias
> files, run cron to replace them when needed, and "newaliases",
> all in cron
> scripts? You would need to maintain as many versions as required,
> but sounds
> like it might work with minimal effort and expense.
> Complex is a relative term, and this may be oversimplifying, but it
It would and does work. That is the method that we are currently using.
It works fine when we are talking about only 3 variations on the
alias. Currently I have files for weekday, weekend day and evening
and run a crontab script at 0800 and 1600 daily. The problem I now
have is that as we add staff with flexible work schedules that simple
scheme starts to get very complicated very quickly.
What I was hoping for was something that could assist me with the
administration of this task but it does not look like there is
anything like what I a looking for.
In the long run we are looking at probably implementing a ticketing
system but I just do not have the time to do the evaluation,
selling and implementation at this point.
Thanks for your comments, they are appreciated.
Hugh E Cruickshank, Forward Software, www.forward-software.com
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