System Administration Guide: Network Services

ProcedureHow to Disable .forward Files

This procedure, which prevents automated forwarding, disables the .forward file for a particular host.

  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 null 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').