hostname variable in attachment replacement
t.d.lee at durham.ac.uk
Fri Aug 7 15:23:12 IST 2009
On Fri, 7 Aug 2009, Randal, Phil wrote:
> Julian Field wrote:
>> "$HOSTNAME" shouldn't work in the reports, only in MailScanner.conf.
>> But "$hostname" should work in the reports.
> But it doesn't seem to.
> It is a low priority for me at the moment, and my test box is a VM at
> home, so it will take me a while to figure out what's going on.
Hmmm... I think there are many of us here on this list who are expecting
the variable to have been automatically set prior to the point of use with
a reasonable default (e.g. from "uname -n" or "/bin/hostname" or similar)
but who are finding it empty/unset. (There may well be others here, for
whom a default is being set.)
The human expectation and the computer-code reality don't marry up;
something somewhere (either human or machine) is going astray.
Wouldn't it help if the MS start up code could have something like:
if not set/inherited ... then set to something '/bin/hostname'-ish.
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