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Old 07-12-2001
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Hello all,

does anybory know if that's possible to masquerate the root user name when root sends an e-mail using sendmail. My problem is to change the sender from root@domainname to otheruser@domainname.


Thanks

HTT
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Old 07-12-2001
Hi,

Yes it is possible to masquerade the root user name as that of someone else.

I think you'll need the following in your senmail.cf file:

Kgenerics hash -o /etc/mail/genericstable

FG/etc/mail/genericsdomain


the /etc/mail/genericstable file contains the user names you want to alter
and is in the format below:

#oldusername newusername
root@yourmachine someelse@yourmachine.com

note you'll need to create a db file for genericstable file:
makemap hash genericstable.db <genericstable

The /etc/mail/genericsdomain file contains hostnames that you want masquerade.


Andy Hibbins Smilie
 

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