Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:August:04 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2006/8/4-6 [Computer/SW/Mail] UID:43896 Activity:nil
8/3     I'm trying to add virtual forwarding, by adding a file called
        /etc/mail/virtusertable that forwards from user ""
        to "joeblow". I also added the line "FEATURE(`virtusertable')dnl"
        in Lastly, I did a make, then restarted sendmail. However
        it is not working. How do I diagnose the problem?
        \_ I have a similar setup.  From my config I also have a
           VIRTUSER_DOMAIN entry directly after the FEATURE(`virtusertable')
           FEATURE(`virtusertable',`hash -o /etc/mail/virtusertable.db')dnl
           \_ Yes I have the exact same thing. After running
              echo '3,0' | sendmail -bt
              I'm expecting it to return joeblow but instead it is
              returning "test". My biggest problem is I don't know
              where to look for error messages for proper diagnosis.
                \_ Check your mailspool. -proud American
2006/8/4-6 [Recreation/Pets, Recreation/Media] UID:43897 Activity:nil
8/3     Whoo dog! Oklahoma family entertainment!
        \_ That's almost as good as  -proud American
        \_ Redneck alert!
2006/8/4-6 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:43898 Activity:nil
        Conservative Christian who once promoted oil exploration
        changes his mind.
        \_ "...reached 115 Fahrenheit in some regions of the East Coast. The
           76-year-old Robertson told viewers that was .the most convincing
           evidence seen on global warming in a long time."
           Ugh.  What a fucking moron.  Science is stupid!  Untrained empirical
           observations trump all!
                \_ Repent, you dirty sinner.  -proud American
2006/8/4 [Uncategorized] UID:43899 Activity:nil 90%like:43901
8/3     How much oil money are they giving to politicians?
2006/8/4-6 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:43900 Activity:nil
8/3     BoxA: "apt-cache search <mybin>" shows me the binary I need
        BoxB: "apt-cache search <mybin>" doesn't show the binary.
        I copied BoxA:/etc/apt/sources.list to BoxB, did a
        "apt-get update" on BoxB, and tried "apt-cache search <mybin>"
        on BoxB. However, it still doesn't show the binary I need.
        What did I do wrong?            -newbie, sorry to bug you guys
        \_ Does "dselect update" fix it?
           \_ No :(   -op
        \_ Do A and B and same release version?  (/etc/debian-release or
           something like it)
           \_ BoxA: testing/unstable
              BoxB: 3.1
              \_ there it is right there.  You're running two different
                 release versions.  3.1 is under stable line.  If you look
                 at the sources.list file, it actually indicates which
                 release the source is for.  If you really want the package
                 through apt-get, you have to either add a third party soure
                 ( for example) or upgrade B to testing/unstable.
        \_ This is so nerdy that I have no response.  -proud American
2006/8/4-6 [Politics/Domestic] UID:43901 Activity:nil 90%like:43899
8/3     How much oil money are they giving to politicians? (
        \_ $69.69  -proud American
2006/8/4-6 [Politics/Domestic/Gay] UID:43902 Activity:nil
8/4     "Culture war" in America may be overblown
        \_ The Culture Club sucks.  They are sooooooooooooooooooooo
           early '80s.  Get out flock out of here with the crappy
           music.  -proud American
2006/8/4-6 [Computer/SW/Mail] UID:43903 Activity:low
8/4     In sendmail on Linux, how do I write a rule which will quietly discard
        e-mail sent to nonexistent users? Default behavior is to bounce
        the mail back, but in the case of SPAM the From: address doesn't
        exist. I'd rather just toss such mail.
        \_ This may bring other problems with it, but you may wish to
           consider greylisting.  It simply replies to each mail with a 405
           (try again later).  On the second try, the mail's delivered; most
           spam doesn't hack this.  On the other hand, it could fail to
           deliver mail from misconfigured mailers.  -John
        \_ Sendmail can tell reject mail during the SMTP session for non-
           existent users prior to accepting the message (therefore, you don't
           generate a bounce -- the sender does [should]).  If this isn't
           feasible (this is a mail relay, etc.), try something that does
           sender-address verification. (spamilter, mimedefang, etc.) or
           bring over a list of "valid" users (timed sync, or ldap lookups)
        \_ Do chmod 666. -proud American
           \_ milter-ahead from <DEAD><DEAD>  -Jon
2006/8/4-6 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Others] UID:43904 Activity:nil
8/4     "Nasrallah, in a dramatic televised statement, declared that
        Hezbollah's missile attacks on Israel are calibrated in response to
        Israeli air attacks on Lebanon. ... if Israeli airstrikes cease, so
        will the rocket launchings such as those that killed eight more Israeli
        civilians Thursday. [however] would not accept a cease-fire as long as
        Israeli forces remain on Lebanese territory" (Wash Post)
        \_ So basically it comes down to: Hezbollah wants a truce that they're
           free to break once the Israelis are out by saying "nope, there's
           still a soldier... over there!"  <rocket>  Also, they want it before
           the rest of Lebanon says "uh, we're ok w/ the Hezbollah disarming
           clause if it keeps this from happening again"  Israel wants to smack
           down Hezbollah's supply chain until they either acquiese or run out
           of support.
           \_ nah, it's about winning international and local credibility.
              he's saying "we were provoked!"
                \_ Bitches ain't sh*t but tricks and hos. -proud American
2006/8/4-6 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:43905 Activity:nil
8/4     "With yellow Hezbollah banners above their heads and American and
        Israeli flags beneath their feet, at least a 100,000 Iraqis marched in
        Baghdad after Friday prayers in support of the Shiite militia in
        Lebanon. ... protesters burned effigies of President Bush and British
        Prime Minister Tony Blair in a demonstration rife with symbolism and
        anger." (
        \_ OK, we get our riled up undocumented immigrants, and send them in
           for a counter-protest.  Let the brown people fight it out!
                \_ I'd pay to watch Miss Puerto Rico fight. -proud American
2006/8/4-6 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Others] UID:43906 Activity:nil
8/4 (
        'Gillerman warned against a threat by Nasrallah to launch rockets on
        Israel's commercial center, Tel Aviv.  "We are ready for it, and I am
        sure that he (Nasrallah), as well as his sponsors, realize the
        consequences of doing something as unimaginable and crazy as that,"
        the Israeli ambassador told CNN.'
        So, like, what consequences?  Israel will bomb Lebanon... some more?
        What possible reason can Hezbollah have to NOT launch this sucker if
        they've got it?
        \_ PR.  Timing.
           \_ Puerto Rico is beautiful this time of year. -proud American
2006/8/4-6 [Computer/HW/Memory] UID:43907 Activity:nil
8/4     What happens if you boot a computer with no RAM installed?  Will it
        POST?  Can you get into the BIOS config?  Or does it just beep at you?
        \_ I think you get a blank screen and the infamous 3 beeps.
        \_ Depends alot on your PC BIOS, but most just simply refuse to POST.
        \_ Absolutely.  No way.  Sometimes.  -proud American
2006/8/4-6 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:43908 Activity:nil
8/4     Has anyone used Working Assets cell phone service?
        is it good?
        \_ they are a sprint reseller.  co-worker has it, likes the
           customer service, and web payment options, and of course
           there is the donation thing to progressive cause of your
           choice.  Paper correspondence comes on all 100% recycled
           paper.  Just under $50 for 450 minute plan after all the
           taxes/etc.  One downside, she gets a lot of mail (snail,
           I think) from other progressive causes, but I think that
           one can opt out of that.
        \_ No.  Yes.  -proud American
           \_ how much for mass amounts of text messages?
2006/8/4-6 [Computer/HW/CPU] UID:43909 Activity:nil
        "There is about a 1% chance that we'll actually ship these on the 7th.
        (The E6600/E6700's I mean). None of the distributors have them yet.
        It's a mess. I'm working my best still to get these darn things, but my
        word, Intel and the distributors just can't get this sorted out. ...
        From Tankguy's Ben"
        However, you can still get E6300 now, if you don't mind the 25% mark-up
        ... it only ends up being $229 on ... down from a 35% mark-up
        from two days ago.
        \_ Sucks.  But Fry's is supposeadly getting them on Monday 8/7.  We
           shall see.
           \_ BTW, shows OEM E6300 as "In Stock", shipping 8/7,
              for $20 less than  All other types are not listed or
           \_ I like Fry's.  -proud American
2006/8/4-6 [Computer/SW/Mail, Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:43910 Activity:nil
8/4     After trying to get sendmail's virtusertable to work for several
        hours, I've given up and decided to use exim4 instead. I've followed
        the following URL for exim4's equivalent of virtusertable, but now
        wondering how I can specify "error: User Known" and email
        nullification inside my new /etc/exim/virtusertable?
        Please help, thanks.                            -noob
        \_ I don't know. -proud American
2006/8/4-6 [Computer/SW/SpamAssassin] UID:43911 Activity:nil
8/4     I just installed spamassassin using "apt-get install spamassassin"
        on my local machine, and spamd is launched. In my .procmailrc,
        if I run /usr/bin/spamassassin, is it smart enough to connect to
        spamd when it is running, and stand-alone when spamd is not running?
        \_ man-ing around, I'm going to guess that it's not smart enough.
           after all, that's what spamc is for. You may have to invoke some
           spamd detection trickery, and do either spamc or the full
           spamassassin. --michener
        \_ Yes. -proud American
2006/8/4-6 [Uncategorized] UID:43912 Activity:nil
8/4     Does anyone know if it's possible to turn a used Sprint phone into
        a pre-pay phone?
        \_ Maybe. -proud American
2006/8/4-6 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:43913 Activity:nil
8/4     Is there a standard unix tool for splitting input into multiple
        lines based on some pattern? thx (I can do a Perl one liner or
        learn sed; just wondering if there's something else.)
        \- that's a rather general statement of the problem. so grep might
           work, it might not. an example might be helpful.
        \_ No. -proud American
           \_ well I was just thinking of "this is a long line..." >
              "this\nis\na\nlong\nline\n..." i.e.  sed 's/ /\n/g' and vice
              versa although looking at that I guess this is a job for sed...
2006/8/4-6 [Computer/SW/Mail] UID:43914 Activity:nil
8/4     are exim-virtuser-person and sendmail-virtuser-person the same?
2006/8/4-6 [Computer/SW/Mail] UID:43915 Activity:nil
8/4     Dear sendmail virtusertable gurus, please help.
        Let's say my domain name is <DEAD><DEAD> and I'd like it to handle mail
        for <DEAD><DEAD> as well. The virtusertable (which I ran "makemap hash"
        on to generate virtusertable.db) contains the followings: joe joe
        When I send mail to, it is correctly sent to joe. However
        when I send mail to, it complains that
        (instead of doesn't exist. Somehow, when it can't
        find an email for <DEAD><DEAD>, it resolves the host name back to
        <DEAD><DEAD>. Why is this happening?
        \_ is <DEAD><DEAD> a proper MX record or a CNAME?
           \_ % host -t mx <DEAD><DEAD>
              <DEAD><DEAD>    MX 10 <DEAD><DEAD>
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