System Administration Guide: Network Services

ProcedureHow to Change the .forward–File Search Path

If, for example, you want to put all .forward files in a common directory, follow these instructions.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Make a copy of /etc/mail/cf/domain/solaris-generic.m4 or your site-specific domain m4 file.

    # cd /etc/mail/cf/domain
    # cp solaris-generic.m4 mydomain.m4

    Use the file name of your choice.

  3. Add the following line to the file that you just created.


    If a value for confFORWARD_PATH already exists in the m4 file, replace the value with this new value.

  4. Build and install a new configuration file.

    If you need help with this step, refer to How to Build a New File.

    Note –

    When you edit the .mc file, remember to change DOMAIN(`solaris-generic') to DOMAIN(`mydomain').