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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.3//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.3/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7<!ENTITY exim-download-http "http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/infosys/mail/exim/exim4/exim-&exim-version;.tar.bz2">
8<!ENTITY exim-download-ftp "ftp://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/exim4/exim-&exim-version;.tar.bz2">
9<!ENTITY exim-size "1.2 MB">
10<!ENTITY exim-buildsize "11 MB">
11<!ENTITY exim-time "0.27 SBU">
12]>
13
14<sect1 id="exim" xreflabel="Exim-&exim-version;">
15<sect1info>
16<othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
17<date>$Date$</date>
18</sect1info>
19<?dbhtml filename="exim.html"?>
20<title><application>Exim</application>-&exim-version;</title>
21
22<sect2>
23<title>Introduction to <application>Exim</application></title>
24
25<para>The <application>Exim</application> package contains a Mail Transport
26Agent written by the University of Cambridge, released under the
27<acronym>GNU</acronym> Public License.</para>
28
29<sect3><title>Package information</title>
30<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
31<listitem><para>Download (HTTP):
32<ulink url="&exim-download-http;"/></para></listitem>
33<listitem><para>Download (FTP):
34<ulink url="&exim-download-ftp;"/></para></listitem>
35<listitem><para>Download size:
36&exim-size;</para></listitem>
37<listitem><para>Estimated disk space required:
38&exim-buildsize;</para></listitem>
39<listitem><para>Estimated build time:
40&exim-time;</para></listitem></itemizedlist>
41</sect3>
42
43<sect3><title><application>Exim</application> dependencies</title>
44<sect4><title>Required</title>
45<para><xref linkend="db"/></para>
46</sect4>
47
48<sect4><title>Optional</title>
49<para>X (<xref linkend="xfree86"/> or <xref linkend="xorg"/>),
50<xref linkend="openldap"/>,
51<xref linkend="mysql"/>,
52<xref linkend="tcpwrappers"/> and
53<xref linkend="Linux_PAM"/></para>
54</sect4>
55</sect3>
56
57</sect2>
58
59<sect2>
60<title>Installation of <application>Exim</application></title>
61
62<para>Before building <application>Exim</application>, you should
63create the group and user exim which will run the exim daemon:</para>
64
65<screen><userinput><command>groupadd exim &amp;&amp;
66useradd -d /dev/null -c "Exim Daemon" -g exim -s /bin/false exim</command></userinput></screen>
67
68<para>Install <application>Exim</application> with the following
69commands:</para>
70
71<screen><userinput><command>sed -e 's,^BIN_DIR.*$,BIN_DIRECTORY=/usr/sbin,' src/EDITME | \
72 sed -e 's,^CONF.*$,CONFIGURE_FILE=/etc/exim.conf,' | \
73 sed -e 's,^EXIM_USER.*$,EXIM_USER=exim,' | \
74 sed -e 's,^EXIM_MONITOR,#EXIM_MONITOR,' > Local/Makefile &amp;&amp;
75make &amp;&amp;
76make install &amp;&amp;
77cp doc/exim.8 /usr/share/man/man8 &amp;&amp;
78ln -s exim-4.24-1 /usr/sbin/exim &amp;&amp;
79ln -s exim /usr/sbin/sendmail</command></userinput></screen>
80
81</sect2>
82
83<sect2>
84<title>Command explanations</title>
85
86<para><command>sed -e ... > Local/Makefile</command>: Many of
87<application>Exim</application>'s configuration options are compiled in.
88This command specifies the minimum set of options,
89<parameter>BIN_DIRECTORY</parameter>, <parameter>CONFIGURE_FILE</parameter>
90and <parameter>EXIM_USER</parameter>. Additionally, building the
91<application>Exim</application> monitor program is deferred, as it
92requires <application>X</application> Window System support, by commenting
93out the <parameter>EXIM_MONITOR</parameter> line in the
94<filename>Makefile</filename>.</para>
95
96<para><command>ln -s exim /usr/sbin/sendmail</command>:
97Creates a link to <command>sendmail</command> for applications which need
98it. <application>Exim</application> will
99accept most <application>Sendmail</application> command-line options.</para>
100
101</sect2>
102
103<sect2>
104<title>Configuring Exim</title>
105
106<sect3><title>Config files</title>
107
108<para><filename>/etc/exim.conf</filename> and
109<filename>/etc/aliases</filename></para>
110
111</sect3>
112
113<sect3><title>Configuration Information</title>
114
115<para>Create the Exim configuration files with the following commands:</para>
116
117<screen><userinput><command>cat &gt;&gt; /etc/aliases &lt;&lt; "EOF"</command>
118postmaster: root
119MAILER-DAEMON: root
120<command>EOF
121exim -v -bi &amp;&amp;
122/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q1m</command></userinput></screen>
123
124<note><para>To protect an existing <filename>/etc/aliases</filename> file,
125append these aliases to it if it exists. This file should be checked and
126duplicate aliases removed, if present.</para></note>
127
128<para>To automate the running of <command>exim</command> at startup, install
129the <filename>/etc/rc.d/init.d/exim</filename> init script included in the
130<xref linkend="intro-important-bootscripts"/> package.</para>
131
132<screen><userinput><command>make install-exim</command></userinput></screen>
133
134</sect3>
135
136</sect2>
137
138<sect2>
139<title>Contents</title>
140
141<para>The <application>Exim</application> package contains
142<command>exim</command>,
143<command>exim_dumpdb</command>,
144<command>exim_fixdb</command>,
145<command>exim_tidydb</command>,
146<command>exinext</command>,
147<command>exiwhat</command>,
148<command>exim_dbmbuild</command>,
149<command>exicyclog</command>,
150<command>exigrep</command>,
151<command>eximstats</command>,
152<command>exiqsumm</command>,
153<command>exiqgrep</command>,
154<command>exim_lock</command> and
155<command>exim_checkaccess</command>.</para>
156
157</sect2>
158
159<sect2><title>Description</title>
160<sect3><title>exim</title>
161<para><command>exim</command> is the Mail Transport Agent daemon.</para></sect3>
162
163<sect3><title>exim_dumpdb</title>
164<para><command>exim_dumpdb</command> writes the contents of
165<application>Exim</application> databases to the standard output.</para></sect3>
166
167<sect3><title>exim_fixdb</title>
168<para><command>exim_fixdb</command> modifies data in
169<application>Exim</application> databases.</para></sect3>
170
171<sect3><title>exim_tidydb</title>
172<para><command>exim_tidydb</command> removes old records from
173<application>Exim</application> databases.</para></sect3>
174
175<sect3><title>exinext</title>
176<para><command>exinext</command> queries remote host retry times.</para></sect3>
177
178<sect3><title>exiwhat</title>
179<para><command>exiwhat</command> queries running
180<application>Exim</application> processes.</para></sect3>
181
182<sect3><title>exim_dbmbuild</title>
183<para><command>exim_dbmbuild</command> creates and rebuilds
184<application>Exim</application> databases.</para></sect3>
185
186<sect3><title>exicyclog</title>
187<para><command>exicyclog</command> cycles
188<application>Exim</application> log files.</para></sect3>
189
190<sect3><title>exigrep</title>
191<para><command>exigrep</command> searches
192<application>Exim</application> log files.</para></sect3>
193
194<sect3><title>eximstats</title>
195<para><command>eximstats</command> generates mail statistics from
196<application>Exim</application> log files.</para></sect3>
197
198<sect3><title>exiqsumm</title>
199<para><command>exiqsumm</command> produces a summary of the messages in the
200mail queue.</para></sect3>
201
202<sect3><title>exiqgrep</title>
203<para><command>exiqgrep</command> is an utility for selective queue
204listing.</para></sect3>
205
206<sect3><title>exim_lock</title>
207<para><command>exim_lock</command> locks a mailbox file.</para></sect3>
208
209<sect3><title>exim_checkaccess</title>
210<para><command>exim_checkaccess</command> states whether a given recipient
211address from a given host is acceptable or not.</para></sect3>
212
213</sect2>
214
215</sect1>
216
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