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discard (8)

Name

discard - Postfix discard mail delivery agent

Synopsis

discard [generic Postfix daemon options]

Description

DISCARD(8)                  System Manager's Manual                 DISCARD(8)



NAME
       discard - Postfix discard mail delivery agent

SYNOPSIS
       discard [generic Postfix daemon options]

DESCRIPTION
       The  Postfix discard(8) delivery agent processes delivery requests from
       the queue manager. Each  request  specifies  a  queue  file,  a  sender
       address,  a next-hop destination that is treated as the reason for dis-
       carding the mail, and recipient information.  The reason  may  be  pre-
       fixed with an RFC 3463-compatible detail code.  This program expects to
       be run from the master(8) process manager.

       The discard(8) delivery agent pretends to deliver all recipients in the
       delivery  request,  logs  the  "next-hop" destination as the reason for
       discarding the mail, updates the queue file, and either  marks  recipi-
       ents  as  finished or informs the queue manager that delivery should be
       tried again at a later time.

       Delivery status reports are sent to the trace(8) daemon as appropriate.

SECURITY
       The discard(8) mailer is not security-sensitive. It does  not  talk  to
       the network, and can be run chrooted at fixed low privilege.

STANDARDS
       RFC 3463 (Enhanced Status Codes)

DIAGNOSTICS
       Problems and transactions are logged to syslogd(8).

       Depending  on the setting of the notify_classes parameter, the postmas-
       ter is notified of bounces and of other trouble.

CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS
       Changes to main.cf are picked up automatically as discard(8)  processes
       run for only a limited amount of time. Use the command "postfix reload"
       to speed up a change.

       The text below provides only a parameter summary. See  postconf(5)  for
       more details including examples.

       config_directory (see 'postconf -d' output)
              The  default  location of the Postfix main.cf and master.cf con-
              figuration files.

       daemon_timeout (18000s)
              How much time a Postfix daemon process  may  take  to  handle  a
              request before it is terminated by a built-in watchdog timer.

       delay_logging_resolution_limit (2)
              The  maximal  number of digits after the decimal point when log-
              ging sub-second delay values.

       double_bounce_sender (double-bounce)
              The sender address of postmaster notifications that  are  gener-
              ated by the mail system.

       ipc_timeout (3600s)
              The  time  limit  for  sending  or receiving information over an
              internal communication channel.

       max_idle (100s)
              The maximum amount of time that an idle Postfix  daemon  process
              waits for an incoming connection before terminating voluntarily.

       max_use (100)
              The maximal number of incoming connections that a Postfix daemon
              process will service before terminating voluntarily.

       process_id (read-only)
              The process ID of a Postfix command or daemon process.

       process_name (read-only)
              The process name of a Postfix command or daemon process.

       queue_directory (see 'postconf -d' output)
              The location of the Postfix top-level queue directory.

       syslog_facility (mail)
              The syslog facility of Postfix logging.

       syslog_name (see 'postconf -d' output)
              A prefix that  is  prepended  to  the  process  name  in  syslog
              records, so that, for example, "smtpd" becomes "prefix/smtpd".


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE        |
       +---------------+------------------------------+
       |Availability   | service/network/smtp/postfix |
       +---------------+------------------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile                     |
       +---------------+------------------------------+
SEE ALSO
       qmgr(8), queue manager
       bounce(8), delivery status reports
       error(8), Postfix error delivery agent
       postconf(5), configuration parameters
       master(5), generic daemon options
       master(8), process manager
       syslogd(8), system logging

LICENSE
       The Secure Mailer license must be distributed with this software.

HISTORY
       This service was introduced with Postfix version 2.2.

AUTHOR(S)
       Victor Duchovni
       Morgan Stanley

       Based on code by:
       Wietse Venema
       IBM T.J. Watson Research
       P.O. Box 704
       Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA

       Wietse Venema
       Google, Inc.
       111 8th Avenue
       New York, NY 10011, USA



NOTES
       This software was built from source available at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.  The original community
       source was downloaded from  https://archive.mgm51.com/mirrors/postfix-
       source/official/postfix-3.2.2.tar.gz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.postfix.org.



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