Sendmail: Theory and Practice

By

  • Frederick M Avolio, Founder and President of Avolio Consulting, Inc., a computer and Internet security consulting firm
  • Paul Vixie, President of PAIX.net Inc, a subsidiary of Metromedia Fiber Network Inc (MFNX.O). A pioneer in Internet systems development, he is the author of the "King James" version of Sendmail and other industry-standard UNIX system software programs.

* Provides 'cookbook recipes' and simplified explanations on how Sendmail works and how to manage a mail system * Examines e-mail and Sendmail by laying ground work and defining key terms * Progresses from the simple to the complex, providing knowledgeessential for both the interested user and the experienced system manager.Sendmail is the ULTRIX, OSF/1, and BSD UNIX standard mail deliverer; however, Sendmail has been and is still considered by many to be impossible to understand. Sendmail: Theory and Practice explains Sendmail's history, architecture, configuration, andmaintenance. Systems managers wanting to learn how to set-up and maintain their mail system (made up of one or many computers) and interested readers wanting to learn more about electronic mail will find this book beneficial. The book explains how andwhy Sendmail does what it does and provides practical advnce about designing and maintaining an electronic mail system. 'You need this book if you run a mail gateway, or if you have a really strong curiosity about how email works.' - C Vu, November 1995
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Audience

System managers wanting to learn how to set-up and maintain their mail system (made up of one or many computers) and interested readers wanting to learn more about electronic mail.

 

Book information

  • Published: February 1995
  • Imprint: DIGITAL PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-55558-127-5


Table of Contents

Background and history; The ground work; Addressing and delivery Aliases and local delivery; Configuration design; Configuration basics; Using IDA 'dbm' tables; Configuration details; Maintenance and administration; Miscellaneous factoids;Appendices A-K