Please test /etc/rc.d/sendmail patch

Willem Jan Withagen wjw at
Tue Aug 3 04:58:47 PDT 2004

From: "Alexander Leidinger" <Alexander at>
> > Perhaps your sendmail running with periodic uses a different .cf???
> I don't think so. Regenerating the was one of the first
> things I did, so it isn't outdated. The is also regenerated.
> The only other .cf files are the freebsd ones, and those are also
> up-to-date.

This is almost at the top of my *.cf

# level 10 config file format

This is a little further down the road:

# Configuration version number

This is how I'm greeted:

[/etc/mail] root at freebee> telnet 0 25
Connected to 0.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 ........... ESMTP Sendmail 8.12.10/8.12.10; Tue, 3 Aug 2004 13:51:05
 +0200 (CEST)
221 2.0.0 ......... closing connection
Connection closed by foreign host.

And this is at the end of:

strings /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail
@(#) Copyright (c) 1998-2001 Sendmail, Inc. and its suppliers.
        All rights reserved.
     Copyright (c) 1983, 1995-1997 Eric P. Allman.  All rights reserved.
     Copyright (c) 1988, 1993
        The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.

My guess is that if in this last case has 8.9.3 in it, your running old

The 8.9.3 has to come from somewhere.....
The errorstring you get stems from main.c


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