Sendmail aliases mystery
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Mon Apr 19 03:20:03 PDT 2004
On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 12:45:14PM +0300, Toomas Aas wrote:
> Date sent: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 09:57:15 +0100
> From: Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk>
> > Most odd. Is there anything in the log files (/var/log/maillog) to
> > indicate what the problem might be?
> Nothing that I can see. When Sendmail starts up, only the following is
> Apr 17 21:53:41 80-235-112-80-dsl sm-mta: starting daemon (8.12.9p2): SMTP+queueing at 00:30:00
> Apr 17 21:53:41 80-235-112-80-dsl sm-msp-queue: starting daemon (8.12.9p2): queueing at 00:30:00
That log output appears to be entirely normal. In the case where the
alias is not being applied, it's just as if there's no (or an empty)
alias file there.
You do seem to have a stray tab character in your aliases file --
which results in the appearance of this:
> to=toomas.aas at raad.tartu.ee\t,
But that shouldn't cause any of the effects you've been seeing.
Have you customized the `hostname`.mc file at all? If you have, could
you port it here?
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
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Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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