Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65663
Sendmail Masquerading section needs updating
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
The section of the manual relating to masquerading is *very* out of date. The
example listing for the local-host-names shows an example file that doesn't
match the one that ships with 7.3, and has /etc/mail/sendmail.cW as the file
name in the comments. Confusing. Also the section immediately asks you to
edit /etc/sendmail.cf directly to set up masquerading instead of
using /etc/mail/sendmail.mc and adding/uncommenting the proper macros. If I
did it this way and then when I follow the directions for setting up LDAP I
would blow away my changes. All of this is on page 213 of the reference guide.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Follow the manual instructions for masquerading on page 213.
2. Follow steps for LDAP integration or anything that
Actual Results: Changes to masquerading are gone.
Expected Results: Changes to masquerading should remain.
Should maybe use MASQUERADE_AS(`domain.name') and define(MAIL_HUB,
`esmtp:server') and other macros to accomplish this in a more reliable and
I see what you mean.
I will review the passages in question and post to this bug when I have
formulated the best course of action.
Thanks you for bringing this to my attention!
I have updated the information to use the macros for 8.1.
Thank you so much for catching this. For the next release this chapter is due to
be completely overhauled. It badly needs it.