SV: SV: Regarding rules for more then one person

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Jul 31 08:57:00 IST 2003

At 07:46 31/07/2003, you wrote:
>At 07:48 31/07/2003, you wrote:
>>On Wed, 30 Jul 2003 18:50:12 +0100, you wrote:
>> >Attached is a diff to that implements this.
>> >You can now have rules that look like this:
>> >
>> >To:     /etc/MailScanner/rules/techies.txt      yes
>> >
>> >Note that it has to be a full path which starts with "/" and ends in
>> >something other than "/". The rule will be replicated for all the patterns
>> >in the techies.txt file, so you could put this in techies.txt
>> >
>> ># This is the list of all our tech support staff.
>> >jkf at
>> >*
>> >jkf@*
>> >/etc/MailScanner/rules/nested-filename.txt
>> >
>> >6) If you make a loop by having a file include itself, then you're silly
>> >and shouldn't do it.
>>Even if you include a filename in another file in the first file you're
>>But I wonder what will happen. MS just continues untill time or memory
>>runs out?

It now has a nesting limit of 4 levels, at which point it will complain and
skip the rest of the included file.
Julian Field
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