sendmail_enable="NO" /"YES"/"MAYBE" ?

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Mon Aug 11 15:47:16 PDT 2003

On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 10:42:06AM +1200, Richard Shea wrote:

> Well I discovered I think that if I don't use /etc/mail/access in fact I
> cannot send mail through the FBSD box. (I get "550 5.7.1 ... Relaying
> denied"). So I went an looked at /etc/mail and there is a access.sample
> but not a plain access file so I copied and edited access.sample to
> include a line ...
> OK
> ... and rebooted but still I get the same error.

What you should have done was:

    # cd /etc/mail
    # cp access.sample access
    # vi access                 (edit to your heart's content)
    # make                      (rebuild's the access database)

and sendmail will pick up your changes. You don't need to reboot.
Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
                                         "Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck" - Curly

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