Hi, Thanks for the reply. Yes we want cron to be run as root. Okay, we are running exim, so I will see what i can do.
Thanks Ian > -----Original Message----- > From: Matthew Seaman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Sent: 13 May 2004 01:16 PM > To: Ian Barnes > Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: Cron Mailing > > > On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 12:51:34PM +0200, Ian Barnes wrote: > > Hi, > > > > I am trying to find out if something is possible. On our > servers we would > > like all mail from cron not to come from [EMAIL PROTECTED] but > rather from say > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > I assume you still want the jobs to be run by root though, otherwise > you could just use the 'ian' account's crontab file. > > > Is this possible? Am i making sense :P ?? > > Sure. 'root' always used to be special cased so that emails from > there don't go through address rewriting. But since sendmail-8.10 > that's no longer the case. Just use the normal genericstable > mechanisms to rewrite the sender address. Read through the bits of > /usr/share/sendmail/cf/README that deal with genericstable first, but > essentially what you need is: > > i) Make sure your /etc/mail/`hostname`.mc file contains: > > FEATURE(genericstable, `hash -o /etc/mail/genericstable')dnl > > if not, add it to the .mc file and rebuild sendmail.cf and > restart sendmail in the usual way: > > # cd /etc/mail > # vi `hostname`.mc > # make all install restart-mta > > ii) Edit the /etc/mail/genericstable file to set up the e-mail > address mappings you need. That will be, minimally: > > root ian > > and then process that into the .db hash format sendmail will > read: > > # make > > iii) That's all you need to do. Send some e-mails as root to test. > > Nb. this rewrites all e-mail from [EMAIL PROTECTED], not just the stuff > emitted by cron. If you want to do that, it's going to be much harder > to achieve. > > -- > Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks > Savill Way > PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow > Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"