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Re: Sendmail account setup

The script is at http://devil.research.at/. Its main purpose is to
enable/disable and edit vacation messages. If you speak Perl it would not
be difficult to get it to do other things. It uses ftp to contact the mail
server host though, using the user's username and password. With a shell
of /bin/false, that could be a problem depending on the ftp server
config. Proftpd can deal with it, keeping security issues in mind.

Ernest Johanson
Web Systems Administrator
Fuller Theological Seminary

On Fri, 3 Nov 2000, Christopher Clark wrote:

> Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2000 09:36:54 +0000
> From: Christopher Clark <chris@maltwhiskey.demon.co.uk>
> To: ejohan@fuller.edu
> Subject: Re: Sendmail account setup
> re your post in Debian users
> >
> > You can assign the users a shell of /bin/false, which will prevent normal
> > logins to the machine. Users won't be able to directly set forwarding
> > either though, so you might need a way for them to do that. Somewhere I
> > have seen a CGI script that would  administer forwarding through a web
> > page, but I don't remember where right now. If that's of interest, let me
> > know and I'll see if I can pull it up.
> Sorry to be a nuisance but I would be very interested in that script as well.
> If there is any chance.
> regards Chris

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