hostname variable in attachment replacement

Jules Field MailScanner at
Fri Aug 7 22:22:15 IST 2009

On 07/08/2009 15:45, David Lee wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Aug 2009, Julian Field wrote:
>> On 07/08/2009 15:23, David Lee wrote:
>>> [...]
>>> 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.
>> I could put it in the init.d script I guess. That would be the right 
>> place for it. MailScanner just automatically looks up $ENV{FOOBAR} 
>> when it sees $FOOBAR or ${FOOBAR} in the MailScanner.conf file, it 
>> doesn't know about the hostname as a special case at all, and I would 
>> like to keep it that way.
> Sure.  (Interpret my phrase "MS start-up code" as including the init.d 
> script.)
> Might an "export HOSTNAME" there help?
I have added that and published 4.78.7-2 which includes it in the init.d 
script for RH/CentOS/etc. systems and also SuSE systems as it cannot do 
much harm.


Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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