Subject: Re: daily (& security) mail not delivered
To: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 06/28/2003 11:01:47
> >> sendmail likes to fully qualify things, especially for smtp
> >> transactions. if i "echo test | mail root", my fully qualified
> >> hostname gets added. if i "echo test | mail root@localhost", the
> >> localhost piece gets removed and replaced with my fully qualified
> >> hostname. it sounds to me like your machine wasn't completely
> >> configured.
> >You mean "sounds to me like your machine wasn't completely configured
> >BY SYSINST." Yes, that's why I'm raising the issues.
> sysinst isn't something i know all that much about. i do, however,
> know how i want my machines to behave, so i check all sorts of things
> and tweak stuff manually all the time. as to what sysinst does, or
> how much it should or should not, i can't say.
>the problem is that /etc/daily, /etc/security, etc., used to all
>"just work" for a default install. since sendmail was upgraded
>a while ago that hasn't been the case. something needs to be
>done by hand to make this work...
>ie, you broke a feature of netbsd ... do you not consider that
>to be a problem?
i see two solutions to this problem.
(1) make sendmail suid root again (and remove the /etc/mail/submit.cf
(2) change the netbsd-proto.mc file not to do wildcard listening and
enable sendmail in the default install.
i don't think either of those will be liked by a large number of
people. any other ideas?
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