NordU2002 - The 4th NordU/USENIX Conference
February 18-22, 2002 in Helsinki, Finland
instructor: Erik Allman
Sendmail Configuration and Operation (Updated for Sendmail 8.12)
Who should attend:
Systems administrators who want to learn more about the sendmail program,
particularly details of configuration and operational issues (this tutorial
will not cover mail front ends).
This will be an intense, fast-paced, full-day tutorial intended for people
who have already been exposed to sendmail. This tutorial describes the
latest release of sendmail from Berkeley, version 8.12.
After introducing a bit of the philosophy and history underlying sendmail,
this tutorial covers:
- The basic concepts of configuration: mailers, options, macros, classes,
keyed files (databases), and rewriting rules and rulesets.
- Configuring sendmail using the M4 macro package.
- Day-to-day management issues, including alias and forward files, "special"
recipients (files, programs, and include files), mailing lists, command line
flags, tuning, and security.
- How sendmail interacts with the Domain Name System.