[Pkg-exim4-users] From sendmail to exim - full name from gecos field of passwd?

Christian Schmidt christian.schmidt at chemie.uni-hamburg.de
Sat Mar 25 12:21:39 UTC 2006

Hello Marc,

Marc Haber, 24.03.2006 (d.m.y):

> On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 09:56:07AM +0100, Ralf Gruner wrote:
> > I made an experimental installation (smarthost, local delivery in 
> > Maildir) and all seems to work, except that the old sendmail server uses 
> > the full names from the gecos field of the passwd file to accept SMTP 
> > mails. For example for my address it reads the first and last name and 
> > accepts mails to ralf.gruner at ...
> > 
> > Can I use such a mechanism in Exim too?
> Yes. I have, however, never seen this actually done, so it looks like
> you're on your own. spec.txt chapter 11 will show you what you need
> for the query. You'll probably need a specially parametrized redirect
> router, so chapter 22 is a good idea as well.
> Start with the system_aliases router.

That's the way I would do it, too.

Create yourself a tiny perl or whatever script that creates
corresponding entries for your aliases file from aour passwd file.


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