Jerahmy Pocott wrote:

 From the sendmail documentation:

"There are always users that need to be "exposed" -- that is,
their  internal site name should be displayed instead of the
masquerade name. Root is an example (which has been
"exposed" by default prior to 8.10)."

Is there actually any reason why root needs to be "exposed"?

Root is set to an external address in aliases and it really
needs to be masqueraded in order to for it to get delivered,
but would that cause problems with anything?

How do you stop sendmail from doing this, I don't see any
directive to NOT expose root, only options to expose other
addresses as well.. Perhaps there is a better way to send
system mailed logs to an external address that doesn't send
them from root?

Thanks for any info!
There is no directive, but you can edit the resultant .cf file
and remove the line
or root from that line if more than one user.

Be warned, you _will_ break /etc/crontab and periodic scripts mail delivery.

The reason it needs to be exposed is probably these scripts because other wise the from address for daily security scripts will be root@<masquerade> rather than [EMAIL PROTECTED] Now, it so happens that most of these e-mails have the machine name in the subject or what not.

Philip M. Gollucci ([EMAIL PROTECTED])
Senior System Admin - Riderway, Inc. /
1024D/EC88A0BF 0DE5 C55C 6BF3 B235 2DAB  B89E 1324 9B4F EC88 A0BF

Work like you don't need the money,
love like you'll never get hurt,
and dance like nobody's watching.

_______________________________________________ mailing list
To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"

Reply via email to