edit root alias when installing the OS
pemboa at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 19:47:37 UTC 2006
On 1/2/06, Michael A. Peters <mpeters at mac.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-01-01 at 13:14 -0800, Peter Gordon wrote:
> > On Sun, 2006-01-01 at 12:59 -0800, Florin Andrei wrote:
> > > Wouldn't make sense to edit /etc/aliases while installing the OS and
> > > the operator to provide a real email as an alias?
> > > It is a very common error to forget the root alias. As a result, the
> > > email sent by housekeeping software (such as logwatch) is ignored,
> > > with unpleasant results.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > This may or may not require to edit the relayhost variable in the MTA
> > > (ask the operator to provide a default mail relay), I'm not sure
> > > (depending on how "correct" or thorough the installer should be).
> > That sounds like a good idea to me. Perhaps it could default to aliasing
> > root to the user created during firstboot, or something similar?
> It should go to a local user and it should ask which local user.
> root always should go to a local user, and if needed, the local user can
> then forward to somewhere else - but it should go to a local user first
> so that if there is a problem delivering, you don't end up with a loop
> to the root account.
> Then it should also be made easy to have that users mailed
copied/forwarded to another email
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