[CentOS] Complex sendmail alias handling.

Hugh E Cruickshank hugh at forsoft.com
Fri Mar 23 22:09:03 UTC 2007

From: Les Mikesell Sent: March 23, 2007 14:22
> I usually handle group addresses as :include: files in sendmail aliases 
> just to make them easier to edit and avoid the need to rebuild the 
> aliases db after changes.  All you need is a program to generate the 
> right list at the right times into a tmp name on the same file system, 
> then mv's to the included name for an atomic cutover.  You are better 
> off keeping that logic separate from anything else.  In fact it doesn't 
> even have to be logical if you put copies of the files where the 
> appropriate shift supervisor or equivalent can edit them.

Hi Les:

I was not aware of the :include: files. That does sound interesting
and I will definitely check it out.

Thanks, Hugh

Hugh E Cruickshank, Forward Software, www.forward-software.com 

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