[sf-lug] interesting artifact re system mail configuration
asheesh at asheesh.org
Mon Feb 2 09:35:59 PST 2009
On Mon, 2 Feb 2009, jim wrote:
> i've complained and asked various smart people
> for help. one smart person, daniel mizyrycki,
> figured out the problem,
Yay! Just one note:
> how to get rid of that "sill"? i looked
> through postfix config files and docs till i
> was blind. i looked through mail config and
> doc files similarly. i discovered that there's
> such a thing as an MSA (mail sumission agent,
> an interesting possibility in itself), and i
> discovered that it's difficult to find docs
> that describe the overall architecture of the
> system with respect to mail--what are the MUA,
> MSA, MTA relationships in the shipping release?
I think that our friend Rick has a page about this somewhere. (-:
> the mail client picked up the hostname from
> the comment field in /etc/passwd for the
> current user. why i'd put the hostname (sill)
> there escapes me, but i did.
That's pretty weird of you! (-;
Anyway, "chfn" is the tool to avoid hacking /etc/passwd by hand.
P.S. Sorry I missed you all on Sunday. )-:
Domestic happiness and faithful friends.
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