From: Lars Hecking (lhecking at domain nmrc.ucc.ie)
Date: Wed 15 Sep 1999 - 14:28:50 IST
Kenn Humborg writes:
> > 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.
If you still have the source around, check the sendmail operations
guide in doc/op for the DontBlameSendmail option, or alternatively
fix RedHat's stupid group-per-user scheme.
> 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.
Does the bat book cover version 8.9? DontBlameSendmail was only introduced
in 8.9.0 IIRC.
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