[Pkg-exim4-users] Still have recipient verification with Sympa mailing list manager

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Tue Apr 26 18:01:28 UTC 2011

Paul Menzel <paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> [I posted this message over two years ago on exim-users [0] but did not
> get any answer. I am reposting it here in hope for better luck and just
> update this message to have up to date links.]


I was just going to suggest using exim-users. ;-)

> Now if recipient verification is turned on, exim does not run as root
> and therefore is not allowed to check the list directory for certain
> files and it rejects with the error message “Unrouteable address” if the
> sender is *not* from the local machine.¹

> So recipient verification fails, due to that the directory cannot be
> read/checked. So I the following solutions came to my mind.
> Could you think of something else, something simple or elegant to check
> those config files in the beginning to use recipient verification? I
> looked at the hints for Mailman [3], but it did not work.

The straightforward brute-force solution would be set no_verify on the
sympa routers and use e.g. a cronjob to generate a list of open lists.
A verify_only router can check this list.
cu andreas
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