[quote]Also, there is a .forward file in each user’s
home directory (owned by root but removable since it’s in the user’s
directory) which forwards to user@mailmachine.
Well, there are none in mine, but I take it that’s because I haven’t created them yet.
[quote]If you were to direct mail
to your user machine for processing via procmail there, you’d start a mail
loop unless that .forward file were removed.
[quote]The difference is that if you redirect your mail to
the user machine (which, again, I wouldn’t recommend)
Uhhh… I’m not even sure what you mean by that. The only control over mail that I’ve seen (in the CP) allows me to alias or assign delivery to a certain mailox, but to my understanding, all mail is still picked up via mail.example.com (on the mail machine). I didn’t know there was a way to tell mail to go to an inbox in a user’s home directory… But that’s probably more info than my pea brain needs at the moment.
Or are you referring to sending mail to a user’s machine for database processing and such? If we can’t do that on a user’s machine, then how can it be done?
[quote], the local machine
will be doing the procmail filtering; otherwise the mail machine would be
That’s kind of interesting; I would think that you would want processing tasks to be offloaded to the user machine rather than the mailserver… Hmmm…
[quote]Since your home directory is NFS mounted on the same filer from
both machines, the .procmailrc would work either way.
Man, could I ever use a primer on how your clusters / filer work…
If I have this straight, the filer unites the two machines as a single virtual machine, so processes don’t have to worry about .hosts permissions and such, and can see all of both machines at once / as one? Or has my brain just blown a fuse?
[quote]Wow that sounds much
more complex than it really is. I hope that sorta makes sense.
You tell me if it did. Heheheh…
[quote]Make sure to use -w if you’re using pico to edit your procmail files (or
any other text files); I’d recommend using emacs or vi if you know how.
I almost always edit text files locally on my Mac and FTP them… Much quicker for me.
Thanks for all of that…
I need to read the tutorials and such, so posting any more tips right now might totally overload me. I’ll post again if I get stuck.