Subject: Re: sendmail's aliases.db distribution
To: Tim Rightnour <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/19/2000 01:41:07
>This has caused me no end of problems as well, and I'm not sure how to deal
>with it.. but we really should bring this up on tech-userlevel and come up with
>something reasonable to deal with it.
>One solution I've thought of.. would be to modify sendmail to regenerate
>aliases.db if it notices a zero byte aliases.db on initial startup. The
>benefit of this is that it would work for all forms of install.
stock sendmail had a flag to do this (AutoRebuildAliases), but is
deprecated for security reasons (DoS attack with non-writable
/etc/aliases.db file, i suppose) and will be removed in the future.
so i think we should not take this route.