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How do I set up the email alias on Rancid application on Opensuse 11.1 using a relay server?

Posted on 2009-04-24
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Using http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/wiki/index.php/Quick_HOWTO_:_Ch1_:_Network_Backups_With_Rancid#Getting_Rancid_Help

to build server.  Not sure if it's going to work because I changed the Home directory to home/rancid and have followed all the other instructions.

Right now I'm at the point where it has the /etc/aliases creation.  The sample file is

rancid-admn-networking:      rancid-networking
rancid-networking:                noc
noc:                                       noc@my-web-site.org

In order for me to receive emails from a utility server I must go to

suggestions would be appreciated.
Question by:LizMurray1
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Did you run the newaliases command?

Is this sendmail? Postfix? Qmail?

Author Comment

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I'm not sure what to put in the alias file so I haven't run the command.  The relay server is set up to relay emails that are sent from an application.  So do I put MY email address in the file.  That's where my question is.
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kblack05 earned 1000 total points
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Hi Liz,

Here's an example. Please remember each sendmail type server is different, so I really would need to know the exact server information. Usually this can be obtained with the command

/usr/sbin/sendmail -d0 < /dev/null | more

The example is:
webmaster: you@your-isp.com, someone@YOUR-DOMAIN.NAME

You can learn more by running the command:
man aliases

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