Date: Wed, 28 Oct 92 09:36:52 -0800
From: Michael Rutman <moose!moose @
Sender: List-Managers-Owner @
I am using majordomo, and it looks like it justs creates and mantains an :include
file for the aliases. Don't these files have 1024 character limits? Or am I just
seriously misunderstanding things.
Probably depends on which sendmail you are using. Older sendmails would
dump core if they tried to syslog a list of recipients that was longer
than 1024 characters, regardless of where that list came from.
IDA sendmail gets around this by syslogging each recipient on a
separate line (not, in my opinion, a very good feature, since log
files then tend to grow to ridiculous sizes).
ra.mcs.anl.gov, the home of sun-managers, runs IDA sendmail:
ra% cd /usr/lib/mail
ra% grep sun-managers-outbound aliases
ra% wc sun-mgr/sun-managers-list
1531 1531 38511 sun-mgr/sun-managers-list
Note that that's 1531 LINES and over 38000 characters. Yes,
sun-managers has over 1500 primary recipients (and that doesn't count
all the users that are on local exploder lists).
Computing Facilities Manager and Analyst
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science