Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 22:33:51 -0500 From: Eric Crist <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Subject: Re: closer, no cigar.
On Tuesday 13 July 2004 22:19, Giorgos Keramidas wrote: > The first of these processes is sendmail started in submit mode by > the `rc.sendmail' startup script. The relevant rc.conf options are: > > : sendmail_enable="NO" > : sendmail_submit_enable="YES" > : sendmail_submit_flags="-L smtpd -bd -q30m > : -ODaemonPortOptions=Addr=localhost" > > - Giorgos Can you exlpain exactly what submit mode is for? Is it something you want running on a production mail server? Thanks. Sendmail's submit mode is described in detail in the ``Sendmail Installation and Operation Guide''. It would be vain and probably worthless to try to duplicate all the information present in there in a mail message. For details of the what, how, why, when and anything else related to the submit mode you should refer to this guide, the FreeBSD Handbook, and Sendmail's own web site. Perhaps a small description of submit mode would be enough to help you understand what it is. Quoting section 1.3.3 of the guide referenced above: 1.3.3. /etc/mail/submit.cf This is the configuration file for sendmail when it is used for initial mail submission, in which case it is also called ``Mail Submission Program'' (MSP) in contrast to ``Mail Transfer Agent'' (MTA). Starting with version 8.12, sendmail uses one of two different configuration files based on its operation mode (or the new -A option). For initial mail submission, i.e., if one of the options -bm (default), -bs, or -t is specified, submit.cf is used (if available), for other operations sendmail.cf is used. Details can be found in sendmail/SECURITY. submit.cf is shipped with sendmail (in cf/cf/) and is installed by default. If changes to the configuration need to be made, start with cf/cf/submit.mc and follow the instruction in cf/README. References ==========  ``Sendmail(TM) Installation and Operation Guide''. http://www.sendmail.org/~ca/email/doc8.12/op.html  Sendmail's homepage http://www.Sendmail.org/  Sendmail's Message Submission Program (MSP) http://www.sendmail.org/m4/msp.html  Description of FEATURE(`msp') http://www.sendmail.org/m4/features.html#msp  FreeBSD Handbook Chapter on Electronic Mail http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/mail.html _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"