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Finally, a decent up-to-date sendmail for NEXTSTEP!  This version is compiled for multiple architectures, supports NetInfo, NIS, smrsh, mail.local and outgoing aliases (YourName@host.com) with the user database.

Documentation for sendmail 8.8 is in /etc/sendmail/doc.  Configuration files are in /etc/sendmail/cf.  You will need the GNU m4 compiler to create a .cf configuration file for use with this version of sendmail.  It is available in the proglang subdirectory on next-ftp.peak.org's NeXT FTP archive.

I recommend that you pick up a copy of the O'Reilly and Associates book on sendmail before using this version of sendmail.  Furthermore, the installation and use of this software is entirely at your own risk.  Read the notice below for more details.

Here are some installation tips:

1.  Create a FQDN (fully qualified domain name) in NetInfo's host directory.  i.e.  if you have a mailhost called nextstep and your domain name is company.com.  Add a host alias for nextstep called nextstep.company.com.

2.  Create your .cf configuration file from a .mc file and put it in /etc NOT /etc/sendmail.  You may need to change NetInfo's /locations/sendmail directory as well to point to this new standard BSD location.

*  If you want to route all your mail to a central mail hub (most network clients want this), look at the clientproto.mc template.

*  If you want to set up a central mail hub (most standalone systems want this), look at the generic-nextstep3.3.mc template.

In either case, make sure you create a copy of the template and change the OSTYPE to nextstep.

3.  Create a /etc/service.switch file.  This file governs how host and alias information is found.  The first field is the map name (hosts, aliases, etc...) while all other fields are the places to look for that information.

Here is an example for standalone systems.  Network systems may want to add "dns" and "nis" to the search path.

hosts	netinfo files
aliases netinfo files

Robert La Ferla
Registered OPENSTEP / Rhapsody Consultant
Robert_La_Ferla@hot.com

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