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/etc/smail/methods/ - smail host specific transports configuration
Method files define a relation between a set of hostnames and a set of
transports to be used in delivering to those hostnames. Method files
use the standard routine for reading file entries, just as with the
config, directors, routers, and transports files. Each entry should
have the form:
stating that mail being sent to hostname should be delivered using the
transport transport-name. As a special case, if the hostname value is
the special string ‘‘*’’, the entry matches any host. This is a catch-
all feature which should only be used in the last entry in a method
Entries in a method file can be associated with particular message
grades. This allows different grades to use different transports, such
as non-demand UUCP for messages with a bulk or junk precedence. Grade
ranges are specified by appending a grade letter range to the hostname,
separated by a slash (‘‘/’’). Entries with grades can be in any of the
See the definition of the grades configuration variable for a
discussion of grade letters, and their correlation with message
precedence strings. In the first form, the transport is used for an
exact match of the grade letter. In the second form, a match requires
a grade a character value of at least X. In the third, form a match
requires a grade character value of at most Y. The final form
specifies a range of grades from character value X to character value
For example, with the default value for the grades variable, the
following file will use smtp for hosts local1 and local2, if the
precedence is air-mail or better; otherwise, for any host with a
precedence of first-class or better, demand-polled uucp is used;
otherwise, queued uucp is used:
Smail host specific transports configuration files.
smailconf(5), smaildrct(5), smailqual(5), smailrtrs(5), smailrtry(5),
smailtrns(5), smail(8). Smail Administration and Installation Guide.
DARPA Internet Requests for Comments: RFC 821, RFC 822, RFC 974, RFC
976, and RFC 1123.
Colons cannot be included in the value of a list element. Database
files cannot contain ‘‘#’’ in the left-hand field.
Copyright (C) 1987, 1988 Ronald S. Karr and Landon Curt Noll Copyright
(C) 1992 Ronald S. Karr See a file COPYING, distributed with the source
code, or type smail -bc to view distribution rights and restrictions
associated with this software.