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/etc/hostconfig modifications unnecssary?
Authored by: mbogosian on Sep 15, '05 10:13:12PM

I just wanted to point out that as far as I can tell, the "MAILSERVER" key in '/etc/hostconfig' is a red herring and uncessary in Tiger. This used to be checked by the SystemStarter scripts for sendmail and postfix in Jaguar and Panther, respectively, but seems to be no longer used with launchd. The only file I could find that refers to it is '/sbin/service', which is essentially a wrapper around launchd that does a few extra things like unconditionally start/stop postfix and the fax receiving service.

I'm wondering what other /etc/hostconfig items are no longer applicable. It's nice to hear that this unnecessary now (at least in the context of this hint), since one only has to edit/create two files (there is no step three), and one doesn't have to reboot midway through the process.

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/etc/hostconfig modifications unnecssary?
Authored by: blgrace on Sep 20, '05 03:30:05AM

One more time for dummies - thanks for the step by step set-up - everything works as it should but I just don't know how to read mail sent by scripts running under Cron.
when I login to a terminal session it tells me I have mail - but how do I read this mail in as opposed to the unix "Mail" ?

What type of account do I need to set up in to read this mail?

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