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Re: configuring sendmail to use different smtp relay
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: configuring sendmail to use different smtp relay
- From: Claus Assmann <ca+OpenBSD_misc_(_at_)_zardoc_(_dot_)_endmail_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 19:56:29 -0700
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On Fri, Jul 26, 2002, Ben Goren wrote:
> Erm...it's been my experience that the Sendmail m4 configuration
> files are nearly as inscrutible as the actual configuration
> file. There's certainly no harm in making a one-line change to the
> live file, other than the possibility of making a typo. It's also
> a simpler and quicker process if all you're doing is, in this
> case, adding a smart relay host.
In this case you get lucky; I didn't make the rulesets that
actually implement the SMART_HOST feature dependent on its
Try to enable masquerading by editing the .cf file.
Besides, I added a warning in 8.12, but it seems to be ignored...
> Besides, it's always struck me as mightily peculiar that you have
> to edit one configuration file in order to generate another
> configuration file--the complexity edges towards the insane.
Think of it as compiling. You don't edit the binary either, do you?
PS: I agree that having a simpler configuration syntax would be
nice. The next generation of sendmail is supposed to fulfill this
requirement (and many others).