off topic: email forwarding assistance/guidance needed

Marco Benton marco at XSSNET.COM
Fri Nov 12 19:03:07 GMT 2004

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Bob Noordam wrote:

>sendmail does not reed the textfiles directly, is uses a database file you
>need to create from the textfiles.
>If you alter any file, say virtusertable, you need to issue the command
>makemap hash virtusertable.db < virtusertable
>With that, you create the new file sendmail will use.
>After that, restart sendmail and it will 'see' the modifications.

you dont have to restart Sendmail after updating db.  a restart is only
needed if you change a .cf file or recreate a .cf file through m4.

and a user might get in trouble with that command above...  it should be
"makemap hash virtusertable < virtusertable".  but that also depends on
how it is defined in the


Marco Benton - BOFH, BSMFH
Network Consultant

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