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Re: Zmailer/netfind problem
According to firstname.lastname@example.org:
> For people on the zmailer list, netfind is a search service for
> email adresses, invented by Mike Schwartz. To quote from the paper:
> We have built a prototype tool that provides a
> simple Internet "white pages" directory facility. Given the
> name of a user and a rough description of where the user works
> e.g., the company name or city), the tool attempts to locate
> telephone and electronic mailbox information about that user.
> Measurements indicate that the scope of the directory is
> upwards of 1,147,000 users in 1,929 administrative domains, yet
> the tool does not require the type of global cooperation that
> many existing or proposed directory services require
> information formats is difficult to achieve. At present, the
> tool utilizes information from USENET news messages, the Domain
> Naming System, the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, and the
> "finger" protocol,
> One of of the things it does is use smtp EXPN to find presence and forwarding
> information for users on a given host. As the FAQ warns,
> 4. Make sure your Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server on
> each domain-alias host responds correctly to EXPN requests.
> This means
> a. it finds the mail forwarding information, and preferably
> reports it in a full format (preferably "250 UserName
> <ForwardingAddress>", rather than "250
> b. it doesn't lie when asked a question it doesn't know
> (e.g., always responding that mail for the specified
> person is received locally, even if the person doesn't
> exist; some sites do this to preserve privacy)
> Alas, my copy of zmailer gives ``false drops'': it says ``yes'' even when
> a usr isn't local. (It does give correct information if the user is local,
> has an alias, etc).
> Is this fixed in a later release? I'm running 2.2
> If not, is the following a reasonable change?
> When I look at server.cf. I find:
> case $(channel $quad) in
> local) text=$(login2uid $(user $quad)) # ignore return value
> if text="$(fullname $(user $quad))"; then
> text="local delivery for $text"
> text="local delivery for"
I have modified this as following:
case $(channel $quad) in
local) text=$(login2uid $(user $quad)) # ignore return value
if text="$(fullname $(user $quad))"; then
text="local delivery for $text"
#it's not '250 OK..' text="local delivery for"
text="550 no such user:"
If is true above and netfind will not use RCPT TO: for searching e-mail
addresses then it should work.
And of course make sure in accordance to man pages of smtpserver that file
'smtpserver.conf' is located in the $MAILSHARE.
Try in netfind:
kamk ccsun tuke cs - that is me
kamk tuke cs - should recognize that is not my address
and correct to email@example.com
xyz ccsun tuke cs - I garantuee there is not such user
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