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Re: smtpserver policy database problem


On Thu, 19 Mar 1998, Roy C Bixler wrote:

> On Thu, 19 Mar 1998, Kevin Nikiforuk wrote:
> > As far as I'm concerned, the only real limitation on zmailer is it's
> > crippling lack of easy to follow configuration instructions.  Perhaps we
> > need someone working as hard on documentation as Matti works on
> > implementation. =)
> The problem is, since Matti is still working hard on the implementation,
> writing documentation is a moving target.  But check out
> "http://www.zmailer.org" for the latest.

I suppose that what I'd really like are a set of simple step by step
instructions on how to get the software running.  Nothing complicated,
just enough so that you could send it mail and have it take care of it for
you.  It would be even better if zmailer was shipped with this default
setup.  I appreciate Matti's hard work on zmailer making it as good as it
is, but in my opinion, the current state of the documentation hurts
zmailer's usability and popularity.

> As for the policy db problem, have you run the 'bin/policy-builder.sh'
> script? Before doing that though, it would also be wise to look at the
> 'db/smtp-policy.src' and 'smtpserver.conf' files to make sure they are to
> your liking.

This is a perfect example of what I'm talking about.  I'm by no means a
newcomer to setting up software under UNIX, but if you hadn't suggested I
try this, I'd be here for quite a while trying to figure out what was

By the way, thanks!  It worked like a charm. =) I can now send mail to
myself and it's delivered.  Unfortunately when I send mail beyond my
machine, it just sits in queue and transport. =) I think I have to define
something in db/routes, so I'll dig around for a while.  Suggestions
gladly accepted. =)


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