Is there a way to make sendmail (or any other MTA for that matter, but I use sendmail) map an alias to the run of a process that returns the addresses for it? I know /etc/[mail/]aliases can forward through a program, but that's different. I also know it can read aliases from a file, but to use that for this, I'd have to make the file a named pipe. Named pipes are interesting, but I like to avoid them unless necessary because accidents can cause infinite program stalls. Finally, I know some of sendmail's tables (virtual user??) can be used in place of or in addition to aliases, but I still don't see a way to use that for this.
What I want to do is to make some of my aliases retrieve their address lists at run time from a database of my own design that also may be used for other things. Example: A database of users in different categories, where there are mail aliases for the categories and a way to get the users in a particular category at run time from the database. Please let me know if this is possible--or, for that matter, if I'm missing an obvious and less bizarre solution. Please Cc me on all responses. I subscribe to this list, but a Cc will get me to notice the reply in hours instead of days or weeks. :) -- Doug Lee [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.dlee.org Bartimaeus Group [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.bartsite.com "It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper." --Rod Serling _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"