Changing 'From:' address of periodic scripts
jon at witchspace.com
Thu Aug 28 13:54:29 UTC 2008
Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Jonathan Belson wrote:
> | | OK, thanks. After playing with MASQUERADE_AS(), MASQUERADE_DOMAIN()
> | plus a few FEATURES(), I've managed to change the 'From:' address for
> | e-mails sent via the command line. Unfortunately, e-mails sent via
> the | cron-ed periodic scripts still don't get through, although if I
> run e.g. | 'periodic daily' from the command line, the mail does reach me.
> | | The only difference I can think of is that cron runs the scripts as
> | root. Could this cause the difference?
> Yes. root is specifically exempted from all the masquerading stuff.
> There's an EXPOSED_USER macro you can use in $(hostname).mc to control
Ah, that explains it. There doesn't seem to be a way to remove exposed users,
but there is a web page explaining how to stop 'root' being added as a default
Instead of doing this, I've told periodic.conf to send its output to my local
account on the server, and added a .forward file to pass the e-mail to my 'real'
address. Hopefully this will play nicely with sendmail's masquerading.
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