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[ale] Sendmail 8.9.1, Linuxconf, mail.local annoyances,



AHA!  You set me on the right track, Mike!

At 11:55 AM 10/2/98 -0400, Michael H. Warfield wrote:
>Jay Finch enscribed thusly:
>> (From Syslog)
>> Oct  2 01:18:29 larp sendmail[10021]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(nobody): queuename:
>> Cannot create "qfBAA10021" in "/var/spool/mqueue" (euid=65534): Permission
>> denied
>
>> (From Messages)
>> Oct  2 01:15:01 larp sendmail[9986]: BAA09976: to=<root at larp.com>,
>> ctladdr=<horus at larp.com> (1000/100), delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:00,
>> mailer=local, stat=unknown mailer error 1
>> Oct  2 01:15:02 larp sendmail[9986]: BAA09976: BAA09986: DSN: unknown
>> mailer error 1
>
>	That sounds like either sendmail was not suid or it was suid to the
>wrong user.  Newest versions of sendmail can be run suid to some user other
>than root, but you've got to REALLY know what you are doing if you are going
>to walk down that path.  Check the permissions and ownership of
>/usr/sbin/sendmail and see if they are something like this:
>
>-r-sr-xr-x   1 root     kmem       351959 Sep 22 19:51 /usr/sbin/sendmail

	This was the first problem.  I solved that lickety-split, however the
"unknown mailer error 1" was a sticky wicket.. UNTIL I checked the
Slackware Linux site, and did a SlackBuild on their version of Sendmail
8.9.0 ...

I noticed the Local Configuration settings were different in the SlackBuild
vs the base "Sendmail" setup:

(SENDMAIL)
##################################################
###   Local and Program Mailer specification   ###
##################################################

#####  @(#)local.m4     8.30 (Berkeley) 6/30/98  #####

Mlocal,	P=/bin/mail.local, F=lsDFMAw5:/|@qrmn9, S=10/30, R=20/40,
		T=DNS/RFC822/X-Unix,
		A=mail -d $u

------
(SLACKBUILD)
##################################################
###   Local and Program Mailer specification   ###
##################################################

#####  @(#)local.m4     8.29 (Berkeley) 5/19/98  #####

Mlocal,	P=/usr/bin/procmail, F=lsDFMAw5:/|@qShP, S=10/30, R=20/40,
		T=DNS/RFC822/X-Unix,
		A=procmail -a $h -d $u
-----

When I substituted the Mlocal using procmail vs. mail.local, all of my
problems disappeared.  (Of course I also updated my Procmail, as well as
the other sendmail tools provided with the Build..)

Whew... I'm glad that's done.  Thanks for everyone's help! (including the
Glock info)

Now it's off to configure my Anti-SPAM filters.

Cheers!
Jay

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