Bug#653750: spec.txt uses relay_domains in an inaccurate manner
regid23 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 30 17:16:35 UTC 2011
referring to the patch below:
1. I think the patch for line 5243 is obvious. There is no
definition for relay_domains in the declarations section above
that line. On the other hand, there is a definition for
relay_to_domains. And that is exactly the case in
relay_domains, only relay_to_domains.
2. As for the rest of the patch, I think it is clearer:
2.1 The default Debian configuration, presumably following the
default example.conf, uses relay_to_domains. And not
relay_domains. Was this in order to distinguish between
domains that receive some mail through our server, and domains
that send some mail through our server?
2.2 The explanation above line 26524 gives an example of relaying
due to acting as secondary MX record. Which usually means
relaying to the host, as opposed to relaying due to being some
sort of a gateway.
--- spec.txt 2011-12-30 06:15:49.000000000 +0200
+++ spec.txt.mod 2011-12-30 06:11:39.000000000 +0200
@@ -5243,7 +5243,7 @@ examples described in 7.7. This means th
until you complete the authenticator definitions.
require message = relay not permitted
- domains = +local_domains : +relay_domains
+ domains = +local_domains : +relay_to_domains
This statement rejects the address if its domain is neither a local domain nor
one of the domains for which this host is a relay.
@@ -26524,14 +26524,14 @@ suppose you want to do the following:
In the main part of the configuration, you put the following definitions:
domainlist local_domains = my.dom1.example : my.dom2.example
-domainlist relay_domains = friend1.example : friend2.example
+domainlist relay_to_domains = friend1.example : friend2.example
hostlist relay_hosts = 192.168.45.0/24
Now you can use these definitions in the ACL that is run for every RCPT
- accept domains = +local_domains : +relay_domains
+ accept domains = +local_domains : +relay_to_domains
accept hosts = +relay_hosts
The first statement accepts any RCPT command that contains an address in the
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