vacation and forward with no homedir

Is there any way for users with no home directory to use vacation and forward on a Solaris mailserver?

Thanks in advance.
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dcarriganConnect With a Mentor Commented:
In your /etc/mail/sendmail.cf file, in the options section, add the line

OJ :/some/central/directory/$u:$z/.forward

This will cause sendmail to look first for a file named after the user in /some/central/directory, and if it doesn't find it there, then it will look for a file named .forward file in the user's home directory.

Thus, to set up vacation for Joe User, who doesn't have a home directory, create a file called

/some/central/directory/juser

In the file, put
\juser, "|/usr/bin/vacation -t1m juser

Make sure that the file is owned by juser, or sendmail will ignore it!

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