system/4982: stock spamd.conf's relaydb snippets vs. $PATH in crontab
>Synopsis: stock spamd.conf's relaydb snippets vs. $PATH in crontab
>Arrival-Date: Fri Jan 20 14:20:01 GMT 2006
>Originator: jared rr spiegel
System : OpenBSD 3.8
Machine : i386
the 'relaydb' snippets in stock spamd.conf won't, by default, work
in cron ( /usr/libexec/spamd-setup ) because default crontab sets $PATH
to not include /usr/local/bin, thus if the relaydb snippets are uncommented
and used, when spamd-setup is run via cron, it will not be able to find
'relaydb' in $PATH and no effect will be made to the pftables.
install relaydb from ports, populate its database, verify it has
items in said database; uncomment the -white and -black relaydb sections
from the default spamd.conf and set the config to only use relaydb in "all:",
uncomment /usr/libexec/spamd-setup from default root crontab; setup pf
<spamd> and <spamd-white> tables; let it run.
the tables won't be populated by /usr/libexec/spamd-setup. verify
spamd-setup is not populating tables by putting '-d' in crontab; cron email
will say '0 addresses' for white and black.
alternatively, run "spamd-setup -dn" and see it have a nonzero number of addresses,
then redefine your path to be /bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin, repeat the spamd-setup,
and it will say 0 addresses.
*NOTE* this doesn't have anything to do with a user not having it dawn on them
that root's cron runs as root and therefore when relaydb runs it is looking
for the "$HOME/.relaydb" file in root's home instead of their own homedir...
either of these would work:
1) put '/usr/local/bin' in $PATH in the default root crontab (/usr/src/etc/crontab),
as that is where relaydb installs to
2) put full literal pathname of relaydb binary into default spamd.conf, instead
of just the binary name who is currently there.
diff representing #2:
--- spamd.conf.orig Fri Jan 20 06:44:05 2006
+++ spamd.conf Fri Jan 20 06:44:28 2006
@@ -70,12 +70,12 @@
# :msg="SPAM. Your address %A is in my relaydb list.":\
-# :file=relaydb -4lb:
+# :file=/usr/local/bin/relaydb -4lb: