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errormail - zmailer error message transport agent
errormail [-c channel] [-V]
errormail is a ZMailer transport agent which is usually only run by the
scheduler(8zm) program to produce error messages from canned forms.
The errormail program must be invoked with the same current directory
as the scheduler(8zm), namely POSTOFFICE/transport.
The program will interpret the host part of an address destined for its
channel as a file name in the MAILSHARE/forms directory. It will
submit a new mail message consisting of the concatenation of:
· a To: header containing the sender address (original error
· the file contents of the specified form,
· the user name of each recipient address with some descriptive
text indicating the specific error, and
· the message file being processed.
This program is used to report errors on behalf of the ZMailer
router(8zm) and scheduler(8zm) programs, and by implication also report
delivery failures for the various transport agents. The primary
exception is syntax errors during message parsing in the router.
specifies which channel name should be keyed on. The default is
-V prints a version message and exits.
This program reads in processable file names relative to the current
working directory of the scheduler(8zm) (namely:
$POSTIOFFICE/transport/). Optionally on the same line the
scheduler(8zm) may tell which host is to be looked for from the
recipients of the message.
relative-spool-path [ <TAB> hostname ]
This program produces diagnostic output on the standard output. Normal
diagnostic output is of the form:
where id is the inode number of the message file, offset is a byte
offset within its control file where the address being reported on is
kept, status is one of ok, error, or deferred, and the message is
descriptive text associated with the report. The text is terminated by
a linefeed. Any other format (as might be produced by subprocesses) is
passed to standard output for logging in the scheduler(8zm) log.
The exit status is a code from <sysexits.h>.
This environment variable is expected to be inherited from the
scheduler(8zm), and it tells where scheduler’s idea of ZENV-
variables are located at.
Following ZENV-variables are used by the mailbox program:
This supplies the location of the directory under which
"$MAILSHARE/forms/hostpart" files are located.
POSTOFFICE, ROUTERDIRHASH, ROUTERNOTIFY, etc..
Variables used by zmailer(3zm) library, while posting error
scheduler(8zm), router(8zm), zmailer(3zm), zmailer.conf(5zm).
This program authored and copyright by:
Rayan Zachariassen <no address>
Continued maintenance by:
Matti Aarnio <firstname.lastname@example.org>