INSTALL file and mailer config
rra at stanford.edu
Mon Apr 11 21:36:38 UTC 2005
Bill Sellers <w.a.sellers at LARC.NASA.GOV> writes:
> I just downloaded inn-2.4.2 and installed it on my test system. I
> followed the INSTALL file, and found that the news.daily and error
> reports were not being sent out.
> I discovered there is no mention of configuring the mailer for news, in
> my case, sendmail. The news.daily reports and error reports are sent by
> default to the "usenet" user, and not the "news" user. A mention in the
> INSTALL file to add the usenet user in the aliases file would be
> helpful. Something like:
> /etc/aliases or /etc/mail/aliases
> usenet: news
I'm wondering if we should preserve this behavior. It always struck me as
a historical oddity that INN defaults to running everything as "news" but
sends nightly reports to "usenet".
Would anyone object if I just changed the nightly report default to "news"
while still leaving the separate configuration option to change it?
Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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