I hope this is a reasonable question for this newsgroup.
I've been looking over the sendmail docs, the TCP/IP Network
Admin book, and others, and I can't quite seem to come up with
a good solution for my problem, but it seems like it might
be common enough so that others have had to deal with it.
I connect to the University here via a ppp link, and I'm
assigned a dynamic address. I'm running a BSD 4.3 unix on
my side, and I want users on my system to be able to use
news and mail. The problem is that a user (including myself)
will not want replies to their mail to be sent to my
machine since it's address changes every time I connect.
For example, when I connect, my machine will be assigned
something like slip-3-2.ots.utexas.edu, but I want my mail
to look like it came from cs.utexas.edu, and another user
needs their mail to look like it came from mail.utexas.edu.
I have heard of the Reply-To: header, but do all other
programs respect that? Also, if I fix sendmail, what happens
to programs like GNUS, it will still use `gethostbyname`
won't it? I know that GNUS also has a variable to set
Reply-To, but I was hoping for some kind of systemwide
Anyway, is there any standard way of handling this problem?
Also, is there a program that will use POP or IMAP to
retrieve mail from a server and deposit it in a user's
account (mailbox file)?
Thanks, and if there's a FAQ for this, or somewhere else
I should be looking, please let me know.