[Mailman-Developers] MTA interface for MM 2.1

Christopher Schulte christopher@schulte.org
Wed, 21 Nov 2001 22:45:15 -0600

At 06:47 PM 11/21/2001 -0500, Bob Puff/NLE wrote:
>Right, and this is still necessary.  But the virtual maps are also equally 
>as important, since the newbies are still gonna say "Why is mail to the 
>list bouncing if it automagically creates everything?!".

You have to draw the line as to how far you're going to 'dummy proof' your 
software.  Not everyone uses virtual maps in this manner.  I don't.

>Updating the /etc/postfix/virtual file takes the Postfix postmap command 
>to generate its database file, which is a little different from the 
>postalias program that you run/emulate now.

I won't let any automatic process touch my master virtual file.  The 
current setup (as of 2.1a3) works just fine; it takes control of one 
specific file which I bless.  I then make postfix include it in alias 
processing.  It's simple and works.  Move it to ./contrib if needed, but 
please don't toss it.


Christopher Schulte