Sendmail aliases mystery

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Mon Apr 19 01:57:20 PDT 2004

On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 10:15:04AM +0300, Toomas Aas wrote:

> However, the daily periodic reports (which is essentially the only mail 
> this box sends) are sent to root at local-hostname.local-domain.tld, which 
> in this case means that they essentially go nowhere. When the system is 
> in this state and I use 'mail root' from the command line, the mail 
> also goes to root at . However, after I manually restart Sendmail as 
> described above, mail to root starts to go to it's destined address 
> (toomas.aas at

Most odd.  Is there anything in the log files (/var/log/maillog) to
indicate what the problem might be?



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