[lug] Implementing Vacation

Quentin Hartman qhartman at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 13:20:20 MDT 2014

I've used the webpage method before. The page was actually on the mail
server, so there was no ssh stuff needed. Also, rather than having it set
the state directly, I had it write to a csv file that contained
user,"message",begin,end and then had a hourly cron that processed that
file and made sure that all the user's settings were right, and if  someone
logged in and already had a message set, they could edit it, or change
begin and end, or what have you. It worked pretty well.

On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM, George Sexton <georges at mhsoftware.com>

>  I'm looking for ideas on how to implement vacation for mail accounts. The
> users are not really very technical, so the simpler the better.
> I did have a win32 program that I used, but that required them to have a
> mapping out to the server. Because of some changes I'd rather not do that.
> I'm thinking of doing a web interface that would prompt the user for the
> message and their password. When they submit the form, I'd do some process
> as their user name and put the file in. I was thinking of using a
> tomcat/jsp page to get the user data, and then using an SSH library to
> create the .forward and the .vacation.msg files.
> Does anyone have any thing their using that works OK for non-technical
> users?
> --
> George Sexton
> *MH Software, Inc.*
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