Network identity for sending mail.

Mel fbsd.questions at
Sun Mar 16 17:04:13 UTC 2008

On Sunday 16 March 2008 08:47:47 Malcolm Kay wrote:

> The send-pr appears to assume that mail can and will be sent
> directly through sendmail or equivalent rather than inderctly through
> an ISP mail service. 

No. It assumes that the variable MAIL_AGENT in the environment is capable of 
sending mail and if /unset/ uses sendmail.
Have a look at the mail/smail port and set MAIL_AGENT accordingly in 
environment. This can be done permanently for all users, by adding the 
variable to the setenv entry in the default listing in /etc/login.conf and 
running cap_mkdb /etc/login.conf afterwards.


Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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