From: Kenn Humborg (kenn at domain bluetree.ie)
Date: Wed 15 Sep 1999 - 14:11:00 IST
> I have a strange problem here. Running sendmail (not the rpm version,
> homebuilt) 8.9.3. When I try to give myself, and two other people .forward
> files, it refuses to use them, and complains that the address is unsafe.
> For everyone else it works fine. It was using smrsh (and the symlinks are
> there, witness everyone else). I changed it to use /bin/sh now, and it's
> still upset. I can't run procmail or any other programs.. but putting an
> address seems to be okay.
Check the permissions on for .forward file and all parent directories.
IIRC, by default sendmail refuses to use a .forward if it or any parent dir
have group write access. Red Hat uses a single-group-per-user scheme
and gives group write access by default. There is run-time option
to sendmail to turn off these paranoid file checks. My bat book is
at home, so I can't check right now.
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