GE problems

Gene Heskett gheskett at
Thu Nov 1 00:27:15 UTC 2012

On Wednesday 31 October 2012 20:22:01 Tom H did opine:

> On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 2:52 PM, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:
> > On 10/31/2012 02:34 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> What the heck is /etc/mailname?  Never heard of nor seen it.
> > 
> > $ locate mailname
> > /etc/mailname
> > /usr/share/man/man5/mailname.5.gz
> > 
> >
> > 
> > foo at bar $ cat /etc/mailname
> > should result in:
> > bar
> "/etc/mailname" is a Debianism for setting the box/domain from which
> an email originates when you run "dpkg-reconfigure <mta>" that's
> created by one of the postfix (for example) installation scripts
> (IIRC, from "hostname -f").
Mmmm, 1. I don't use postfix.
	2. hostname -f spits out the local name, but no email would ever 
reach me at that FQDN, my local network is natted behind a dd-wrt router.  
The address in my sig is equally worthless for email purposes.

This setup is fairly secure, and I rather like it that way...

Cheers, Gene
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