Re: SUMMARY: NFS mounting /var/spool/mail && file locking

From: Steve Lodin (
Date: Thu Oct 01 1992 - 12:31:31 CDT

In article <>, (Barry Margolin) writes:
> In article <> (Bill Wisner) writes:
> > (Dan Mosedale) writes:
> >>In SunOS, this is done by setting up to use the
> >>OR command (see /usr/lib/
> >When the R option is enabled, *all* mail gets delivered through the
> >mail host. The From: address on outbound mail gets set to the name
> >of your domain, rather than your individual hostname. This is not
> >always the correct thing to do.
> The context of the suggestion was that everyone is NFS-mounting
> /usr/spool/mail from the mail host. In that case, why wouldn't it be
> correct for the From: address to be an address that gets delivered to that
> host?
> Clearly, any machine that has its own /usr/spool/mail would not use this
> feature, but that's not what we're talking about.

I don't know what he meant, but I interpreted it this way:

When all mail goes thru the mailhost with some obscure name that the
users don't like, it is not preferred. The users would like their
mail to come from user@joe-cool.domain instead of user@obscure-name.domain.
We had that problem here, but squashed it.


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