""> POSTDROP(1) POSTDROP(1) NAME postdrop - Postfix mail posting utility SYNOPSIS postdrop [-rv] [-c config_dir] DESCRIPTION The postdrop command creates a file in the maildrop direc- tory and copies its standard input to the file. Options: -c config_dir The configuration file is in the named directory instead of the default configuration directory. See also the MAIL_CONFIG environment setting below. -r Use a Postfix-internal protocol for reading the message from standard input, and for reporting sta- tus information on standard output. This is cur- rently the only supported method. -v Enable verbose logging for debugging purposes. Mul- tiple -v options make the software increasingly verbose. SECURITY The command is designed to run with set-group ID privi- leges, so that it can write to the maildrop queue direc- tory and so that it can connect to Postfix daemon pro- cesses. DIAGNOSTICS Fatal errors: malformed input, I/O error, out of memory. Problems are logged to syslogd(8) and to the standard error stream. When the input is incomplete, or when the process receives a HUP, INT, QUIT or TERM signal, the queue file is deleted. ENVIRONMENT MAIL_CONFIG Directory with the file. In order to avoid exploitation of set-group ID privileges, a non- standard directory is allowed only if: o The name is listed in the standard file with the alternate_config_directories configuration parameter. o The command is invoked by the super-user. CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS The following parameters are especially relevant to this program. The text below provides only a parameter summary. See postconf(5) for more details including exam- ples. alternate_config_directories (empty) A list of non-default Postfix configuration direc- tories that may be specified with "-c config_direc- tory" on the command line, or via the MAIL_CONFIG environment parameter. config_directory (see 'postconf -d' output) The default location of the Postfix and configuration files. import_environment (see 'postconf -d' output) The list of environment parameters that a Postfix process will import from a non-Postfix parent pro- cess. queue_directory (see 'postconf -d' output) The location of the Postfix top-level queue direc- tory. syslog_facility (mail) The syslog facility of Postfix logging. syslog_name (postfix) The mail system name that is prepended to the pro- cess name in syslog records, so that "smtpd" becomes, for example, "postfix/smtpd". trigger_timeout (10s) The time limit for sending a trigger to a Postfix daemon (for example, the pickup(8) or qmgr(8) dae- mon). FILES /var/spool/postfix/maildrop, maildrop queue SEE ALSO sendmail(1), compatibility interface postconf(5), configuration parameters syslogd(8), system logging LICENSE The Secure Mailer license must be distributed with this software. AUTHOR(S) Wietse Venema IBM T.J. Watson Research P.O. Box 704 Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA POSTDROP(1)