"include path-to-conf-files" in 4.78.9

Jules Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Aug 26 16:08:50 IST 2009

On 25/08/2009 18:36, Mike Wallace wrote:
> Jules,
> I hope you are enjoying or enjoyed (based on when you read this) your 
> well deserved vacation in the States.
"Enjoying" thanks :-)
> I have been playing with "include path-to-conf-files" in 4.78.9 and 
> found a couple of limitations that I want to verify.
> It seems that the following parameters are ignored when in the include 
> file:
> %org-name% =
> %org-long-name% =
> %web-site% =
> Run As User =
> Run As Group =
> MTA =
> Is this by design or a "feature"? Are their other parameters that 
> can't be in the include file?
> The reason I ask is that I am trying to put all of my site specific 
> configuration changes in the include file so that the only thing I 
> have to do to MailScanner.conf is add "include 
> /etc/MailScanner/config/mysite.conf".
> It would be awesome if you had "include 
> /etc/MailScanner/config/*.conf" in MailScanner.conf.  Then if the 
> directory or and/or any files in that directory did not exist, they 
> would be ignored. That way those who don't want to use it can edit the 
> configuration file like they always have.
Done. I've called it "/conf.d/" instead of your "/config/" as that is 
more standard these days.
There should be a little README file in that directory so it has 
something short to parse so the include line at the very end of 
MailScanner.conf won't whine that it couldn't find any files matching 

I have just released 4.78.10 for your pleasure :-)


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