fastforward - handles qmail forwarding according to a cdb database

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fastforward_0.51-3.1~deb9u1_i386.deb
Package name fastforward
Package version 0.51
Package release 3.1~deb9u1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category mail
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Gerrit Pape <>
Download size 49.83 KB
Installed size 228.00 KB
It can create forwarding databases from a sendmail-style /etc/aliases or
from user-oriented virtual-domain tables.
fastforward supports external mailing lists, stored in a binary format for
fast access.  It has a tool to convert sendmail-style include files into
binary lists.
fastforward is more reliable than sendmail.  sendmail can't deal with long
aliases, or deeply nested aliases, or deeply nested include files;
fastforward has no limits other than memory.  sendmail can produce corrupted
alias files if the system crashes; fastforward is crashproof.
fastforward's database-building tools are much faster than sendmail's
newaliases.  Even better, fastforward deliveries don't pause while the
database is being rebuilt.
fastforward does not support insecure sendmail-style program deliveries from
include files; you can use qmail's secure built-in mechanisms instead.
fastforward does support program deliveries from /etc/aliases.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fastforward_0.51-3.1~deb9u1_amd64.deb 0.51 amd64 Debian Main
fastforward - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.1.3


Type URL
Binary Package fastforward_0.51-3.1~deb9u1_i386.deb
Source Package fastforward

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install fastforward deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install fastforward




2018-02-26 - Adrian Bunk <>
fastforward (1:0.51-3.1~deb9u1) stretch; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Rebuild for stretch.
2017-07-26 - Adrian Bunk <>
fastforward (1:0.51-3.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add patch from Harry Sintonen to fix segfaults on 64bit.
(Closes: #859327)
2010-03-09 - Gerrit Pape <>
fastforward (1:0.51-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules: install the fastforward's newaliases program as
/usr/sbin/qmail-newaliases to avoid conflict.
* debian/sbin: remove; obsolete.
* debian/fastforward.README.Debian: talk about newaliases being
installed as /usr/sbin/qmail-newaliases, and the qmail-run package.
* debian/rules: install newaliases.1 man page as
* debian/rules: no longer install ~alias/.qmail-default (again).
* debian/fastforward.postinst, debian/fastforward.postrm: create
~alias/.qmail-default if it doesn't exist; remove on purge.
2008-08-27 - Gerrit Pape <>
fastforward (1:0.51-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules: install ~alias/.qmail-default again.
* debian/fastforward.examples: remove; obsolete.
* debian/fastforward.preinst, debian/fastforward.postrm: no longer
add/remove diversion of Debian qmail's /usr/sbin/newaliases
* debian/control: Standards-Version:
2008-06-09 - Gerrit Pape <>
fastforward (1:0.51-1) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules: remove target configure:; use glibc by default instead
of dietlibc; new target patch: apply diff from debian/diff/; install
into /var/lib/qmail/ instead of /var/qmail/; target binary-arch: run
dpkg-shlibdeps; target clean: remove debian/substvars; target build:
set conf-qmail, restore orig in target clean:.
* debian/diff/0001-error.h-cdb_seek.c-include-errno.h-instead-of.diff:
new: error.h, cdb_seek.c: '#include <errno.h>' instead of 'extern
int errno;'.
* debian/implicit: update to revision a09db2e.
* debian/gcc/: remove; obsolete.
* debian/ remove INSTALL.
* debian/rules: no longer install ~alias/.qmail-default.
* debian/fastforward.conffiles: remove; obsolete.
* debian/fastforward.examples: new; add debian/qmail-default.
* debian/control: no longer Build-Depends: dietlibc; no longer
Depends: qmail, but Recommends:; Depends: ${shlibs:Depends};
Build-Depends: groff-base; Standards-Version:; update short
and long descriptions.
* debian/copyright: upstream sources and debian diff is in the public
* debian/fastforward.README.Debian: redo.
* debian/changelog: add epoch 1 to supersede unofficial package.
* upload to Debian/main (closes: #484765).
* debian/fastforward.preinst, debian/fastforward.postrm: add/remove
diversion of Debian qmail's /usr/sbin/newaliases program.
2005-05-26 - Gerrit Pape <>
fastforward (0.51-zarge2) sarge; urgency=low
* build against sarge's dietlibc-dev (0.28-3).
2004-08-15 - Gerrit Pape <>
fastforward (0.51-zarge1) sarge; urgency=low
* debian/rules: minor cleanup.
* debian/implicit: update to revision 1.10.
2004-04-12 - Gerrit Pape <>
fastforward (0.51-zarge0.3) sarge; urgency=low
* debian/control: no longer Build-Depends: dephelper; remove
* debian/rules: stop using debhelper, use implicit rules.
* debian/implicit: new; implicit Makefile rules.
* debian/README.Debian, debian/conffiles, debian/docs: rename to
* debian/dirs, debian/ remove; obsolete.
* debian/copyright: minor.

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