Sendmail aliases mystery

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Mon Apr 19 03:20:03 PDT 2004

On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 12:45:14PM +0300, Toomas Aas wrote:
> Hi!
> Date sent:        Mon, 19 Apr 2004 09:57:15 +0100
> From:             Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at>
> > 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 
> logged:
> Apr 17 21:53:41 80-235-112-80-dsl sm-mta[95]: starting daemon (8.12.9p2): SMTP+queueing at 00:30:00 
> Apr 17 21:53:41 80-235-112-80-dsl sm-msp-queue[98]: 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\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
                                                      Savill Way
PGP:         Marlow
Tel: +44 1628 476614                                  Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 187 bytes
Desc: not available
Url :

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list