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Re: a Z-mailer question
[ Sorry Roy, you asked this privately, but replying on this does cover
several questions I saw in my inbox this morning ]
> Hi Matti:
> I have installed your latest Z-mailer snapshoot on a Solaris 2.6 box and
> everything is fine except now $orgdomain stuff doesn't work like before
> (i.e. in release 2.99.49p9). If I address mail to this system from the
> one I installed the latest release on, it will not work as
> 'rcb@press-gopher' but only as 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
(this question keeps surfacing every so often, nearly half
of all questions I see are related to this one..)
Pardon me, but when did you folks stop following the INSTALL
instructions about `localnames' database ?
While speaking of $MAILVAR/db/localnames the file tells:
REMEMBER: ALL NAMES THAT THE HOST MAY EVER HAVE ARE BEST LISTED
IN HERE! It reminds you of them, and makes sure a message
destined into the host really is accepted.
I think it is very much same as with sendmail Cw/Dw rules, though
that of course gets also `hostname' derived identities there auto-
magically, while ZMailer's `localnames' file does not have them.
For the router that is not quite strictly mandatory, but...
> I take it, judging from the warnings about 'unused variables', that you
> are putting even more junk e-mail protection in there. Oh, goody! :-)
... that file is the place from whence the policy-builder.sh
script pulls in its knowledge about system local identities.
Those codes you refer at are from -- damn, I haven't added credits
and the patches didn't have them to begin with. (hint, hint!)
Now whose code it was ? I think they came in from Russian.
I am planning to write a generalized content sensor program
interface -- it is already at the CVS tree very least.
( See smtpserver/contentpolicy.c file. )
Now it is an empty stub, though, as I haven't decided on how
to drive the external program. It could be something forked
below smtpserver session much like router can be forked, but
it could equally well be an AF_UNIX/AF_INET communicating
external server program which is called with some sort of RPC
call and that does sensorship analysis for all smtpservers.
Anyway, it shall return a non-zero return status for each call
when the message has something questionable in it. It shall
yield negative values when the message is absolutely rejected,
and yield positive non-zero values when a message is sent into
"freezer". At the time of the call the spool-file is completed,
but it has not yet been moved to the router directory.
I am trying to slow down the avalance of new code -- haven't done
much of anything for a month now, except at router scripts.
Instead I have been doing my work-work, and also spent some time
at trying to get the documenting back on track.
Anybody out there who knows how to get LaTeX2HTML to behave like
I want it to be ? (Oh, the LaTeX works, but when I want to create
multipart HTML material out of the same, it begins to loop...)
It is synced in the CVS tree -- doc/manual/, and you need L2H
package version 98.1p1 (the lattest) (And xfig 3.2!)
We made a lot of work by using LinuxDoc-SGML only to finally realize
that for a book it makes lousy looking results, nor the HTML it could
yield was that smart.. In about a day I was able to turn that SGML
produced LaTeX into LaTeX2HTML sources, and with LaTeX it does behave
properly, but to yield HTML I am stymied..
> Roy Bixler
> The University of Chicago Press
/Matti Aarnio <email@example.com>
PS: While many people believe that Finns are born with skis in their
feets, it means cross-country skiing. Two days ago I had my first
touch on downhill -- alpine -- skiing, and now I am sore all over...