PMDF System Manager's Guide
2.4.1 A simple configuration file
The following example configuration file for OpenVMS or UNIX (since an
l channel is used; on NT a msgstore channel would be used instead)
shows how rewrite rules are used to route messages to the proper
channel. No domain names are used in order to keep things as simple as
|Example 2-2 A Simple Configuration File
The key items in the configuration file shown in Example 2-2 are
! test.cnf - An example configuration file for PMDF. (1)
! This is only an example of a configuration file. It serves
! no useful purpose and should not be used in a real system.
a $U@a (2)
a_channel 822 (5)
b_channel 733 network
- Exclamation points, !, are used to introduce
comment lines. The exclamation point must appear in the first
column. An exclamation point appearing anywhere else is interpreted as
a literal exclamation point.
- The rewrite rules appear in the first half of
the configuration file. Absolutely no blank lines should appear amongst
the lines of rewrite rules. Lines with comments (beginning with an
exclamation point in the first column) are, however, permitted.
- The first blank line to appear in the file
signifies the end of the rewrite rules section and the start of the
- The first channel block to appear is always
the local channel. On OpenVMS and UNIX platforms, this is the
"l" channel (lowercase letter L); on NT, this must be a
msgstore channel. Blank lines then separate each channel block from one
another. Exception: a defaults channel may appear before the local
- A channel named a_channel. Note the use of a
channel keyword (
822) with this channel.
The routing and queuing of messages by the configuration seen in
Example 2-2 is shown in Table 2-9 below.