System variables in MailScanner.conf
drew at THEMARSHALLS.CO.UK
Wed Jul 13 01:00:03 IST 2005
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James Gray wrote:
>We are currently in the process of migrating our mail gateways to a common
>operating system and configuration. Currently they are split between CentOS
>and FreeBSD. We found an interesting little "feature" during the most recent
>upgrade to MS 4.43.8.
>The config file refers to "$HOSTNAME" which on our CentOS testing box worked
>perfectly. So we got around to pushing the config out to all the production
>machines. Problem - only the CentOS-based machines are reporting their
>hostname, and the FreeBSD boxes aren't. 2 minutes of playing revealed we
>needed "$HOST" on FreeBSD, and "$HOTNAME" on Linux. Bah - back to separate
>Just thought this little gem might help others. As we're not going to be
>keeping the FreeBSD boxes, I'm not particularly heart-broken. They are also
>fairly old (fBSD 4.6.1) which may have something to do with the "$HOST" vs
>"$HOSTNAME" thing too. Anyone else seen this? If this is a fBSD thing, it
>might be a handy exception to mention in the config file comments.
Looks like it's a FreeBSD thing as my FreeBSD boxes (5.3 & 5.4) all like
$HOST and 'Undefined Variable' $HOSTNAME
Just out of interest, why the switch to CentOS over fBSD?
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