Cool albeit potentially scary qmail hack

I don’t see anything at first glance that would make this .qmail-default
file particularly horrible from a security point of view. It pretty much
fully automates queue/email integration - you just make the queue and
away you go. This works with queuename-action where action defaults to
correspond if none is specified. Works for me on my debian system on
which sh->ash.

|/usr/bin/preline /import/unit/home/rt/bin/rt-mailgate --queue
${EXT%%-*} --action ${EXT2:-correspond}

Perhaps this deserves a spot in the FAQ and/or install docs, provided
there’s no glaring security holes?

Speaking of queues, I realised I could have both client and generic
queues so I did exactly that… ie:

client1
client2
accounts
sales
etc.

This seems to be working nicely so far. I expect that RT2 will
revolutionise the way we do business - keep up the good work!

Sam

Sam Johnston
Australian Online Solutions
1300 132 809

I don’t see anything at first glance that would make this .qmail-default
file particularly horrible from a security point of view. It pretty much
fully automates queue/email integration - you just make the queue and
away you go. This works with queuename-action where action defaults to
correspond if none is specified. Works for me on my debian system on
which sh->ash.

|/usr/bin/preline /import/unit/home/rt/bin/rt-mailgate --queue
${EXT%%-*} --action ${EXT2:-correspond}

Perhaps this deserves a spot in the FAQ and/or install docs, provided
there’s no glaring security holes?

I certainly don’t feel like auditing qmail to find out, but that’s
certainly poor practice. Why not use the --queue-from-extension option
to rt-mailgate (after fixing the current postfix-only code, or waiting
for me to do same)?

-Rich

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