I already did vacation -i as per the manual say but it still does not auto reply. --- On Fri, 4/17/09, Odhiambo Washington <odhia...@gmail.com> wrote: From: Odhiambo Washington <odhia...@gmail.com> Subject: Re: Freebsd Built-in vacation program does not auto reply To: "Steve Bertrand" <st...@ibctech.ca> Cc: alydi...@yahoo.com, email@example.com Date: Friday, April 17, 2009, 4:05 PM On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 10:33 AM, Steve Bertrand <st...@ibctech.ca> wrote: Odhiambo Washington wrote: > On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 6:00 AM, lyd mc <alydi...@yahoo.com> wrote: > >> Hi guys, >> >> Why Freebsd built-in vacation program (/usr/bin/vacation) does not auto >> reply? >> >> I am using fresh installed Freebsd7.0 and 7.1. here is my configs. >> >> Under the home directory of the user (alydio.mc) >> >> .forward >> \alydio.mc, "|/usr/bin/vacation alydio.mc" >> >> .vacation.msg >> Subject: On vacation message >> From: alydio...@mydomain.com >> I'm on vacation and will not be reading my mail for a while. >> Your mail will be dealt with when I return. >> . >> from postfix/sendmail logs: >> >> ...sniff >> (delivered to command: /usr/bin/vacation alydio.mc) >> >> after this nothing will happened... no errors.... no warnings... >> >> However the one I installed from ports (/usr/local/bin/vacation) works >> fine. >> >> >> I want to use the freebsd base vacation program. > > > Did you read the man page fully and understand it? > Did you initialize the vacation database? > Have you tried to run it in debug mode? > Try RTFM again and see if you could figure out the problem yourself. Wow... wait a sec... I recall years ago having to deal with 'vacation' messages along with sendmail, and with thousands of users, I hated doing it manually. Perhaps a ``how I do it'' is warranted here. It is quite apparent that the OP has RTFM, _and_ tried to work it out for himself... I was waiting for the OP to say that he actually did run `vacation -i` first, as that is a requirement. Of course he can also run with -d and watch the logs for clues. -- Best regards, Odhiambo WASHINGTON, Nairobi,KE +254733744121/+254722743223 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." -- Mark Twain _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"