Michael P. Soulier <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I just noticed that I have one in /etc/mail and one in /etc, and > postfix is reading the one in /etc which the newaliases command hasn't > touched in ages 'cause it's been updating the one in /etc/mail.
That is not the default behavior. From sendmail(1), which is the Postfix to Sendmail compatibility interface: newaliases Initialize the alias database. If no input file is specified (with the -oA option, see below), the program processes the file(s) specified with the alias_database configuration parame- ter. If no alias database type is specified, the program uses the type specified with the default_database_type configuration parameter. This mode of operation is implemented by running the postalias(1) command. % postconf -d | grep '^alias_' alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases So, the newaliases command should be modifying the alias database in /etc unless you changed this in your main.cf. But if that were the case, Postfix would also *read* for aliases in that non-default location. What is the output of the following command on your machine? % man sendmail | grep Postfix | head -1 -- Sahil Tandon <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"