On 05/08/17 21:30, /dev/rob0 wrote:
On Sat, Aug 05, 2017 at 07:58:19PM +0300, Marat Khalili wrote:
That's what I'd like to know to, is this hostname mention even
I doubt it is, but I am too lazy / busy to test. :) You could also
consult your Berkeley DB documentation.
I do know that Postfix simply queries it for the localpart in a
localpart@domain, where domain is in $mydestination. Metadata in
aliases.db is not queried.
Well, I looked it bit more into it and it quickly became exercise in
software archaeology. That's what I found out:
1) It's not metadata, it's data associated with key 'YP_MASTER_NAME'.
2) It was present in sendmail and used by NIS:
3) It was added to postfix in 1999 as documented in HISTORY:
Workaround: Solaris NIS alias maps need special entries
(YP_MASTER_NAME, YP_LAST_MODIFIED). What's worse, normal
keys/values include a null byte at the end, but the YP_XXX
ones don't. Problem reported by Walcir Fontanini, state
university of Campinas, Brazil. File: postalias/postalias.c.
4) Finally, it is currently set in postalias.c but never used indeed.
Final results: no need to change it, but if necessary it can be changed
with newaliases under chroot (tested this), directly with some Berkeley
DB tool (since it is just one known key-value pair), or specified in
makedbm command-line. Also, this problem is not even new: see
Thank you for the help, it was an interesting excursion for me.
With Best Regards,