User unknown in virtual alias table

Steen, Glenn Glenn.Steen at AP1.SE
Sun Mar 13 11:02:49 GMT 2005

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MailScanner mailing list on behalf of Drew Marshall
> Sent: Sat 3/12/2005 11:05 PM
> Cc:	
> Subject:      Re: User unknown in virtual alias table
> Steen, Glenn wrote:
> >Hair of dog, eh Drew.... Is that good against hangovers ....? (I'll be
> needing *something* tomorrow, or else my choirleader will.... well, let's
> not go there.... Oh, not to mention the rotations JSBach will be doing in
> his tomb...:-).
> >
> >
> Now I'm not sure if you have picked up on the English colloquialism
> 'hair of dog' not it's literal phrase. Hair of dog is referred to as the
> first beer in the bar the following morning (For example) as opposed to
> the fur of a canine :-) . One will add to your hangover but if taken in
> sufficient quantity will help you forget it (Although pickle your
> liver!) the other will make you feel ruff (Sorry couldn't resist :-) ).
Ah. No that particular turn of phrase had eluded me.... I'll be sure to 
remember it:-)
Wouldn't be doing me much good anyway.... need to be sharp to sing 

> >... Would it be entirely unacceptable to "fix" this in documentation...
> "don't do that" type of thing?
> >
> >
> I don't know how tricky it will be to fix the code TBH (I code like a
> sysadmin ;-) ). There is no reason why the docs can't read that for
> Postfix you can't enter virtual aliases. I'm not sure I personally like
> it as I prefer things to work (TM) but it is a work round. It's a pain
> that Postfix insists on doing it's virtual alias lookups in the cleanup
> stage after either pickup (Injected messages) or smtpd (SMTP input)
> before MailScanner gets to look at it. This document here
> details it rather
> well. See the table about 1/3rd down the page. That specifies which
> Postfix component does the address rewriting for aliases.
Yes, I know. But "doing it right" would mean not to just fiddle with the queue 
files and use "normal methods" for injecting it back in, or playing cleanup in
MW (which seems horrendous). Or perhaps I'm missing something in my somewhat
hubgover state?-).

-- Glenn

> Drew

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