Monday, January 07, 2008

Setup Mail Client on UNIX-based System

In the last post, a mail server setup was demonstrated. This post will demonstrate the setup of a mail client. Again, the setup of mail client is fairly straightforward. Here is the run.

On the client side, ensure the /var/mail directory is present.
# ls -l /var/mail

If not, create it.
# cd /var
# mkdir mail

Now modify the client's /etc/vfstab file
# vi /etc/vfstab
esoft:/var/mail - /var/mail nfs - yes -
:wq!

Now mount /var/mail
# mount /var/mail

Verify the /var/mail is actually being shared from the mail server
# cd /var/mail
# df -k .

2 comments:

kievite said...

ncftp might be a better deal. It's avalable on all systems including Solaris.

In this case you can use bookmarks (username and password are stored in bookmark).

-Nikolai

esofthub said...

kievite,

Thank you for your comment

Do you mean use ncftp for the mail client setup vs NFS?? Please explain.