Sendmail aliases mystery
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Mon Apr 19 03:27:42 PDT 2004
On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 11:18:40AM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> To: Toomas Aas <toomas.aas at raad.tartu.ee>, o=toomas.aas at raad.tartu.eet,
> ctladdr= <root at 80-235-112-80-dsl.trt.estpak.ee>
> Mail-Followup-To: Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk>,
> Toomas Aas <toomas.aas at raad.tartu.ee>, o=toomas.aas at raad.tartu.eet,
> ctladdr= <root at 80-235-112-80-dsl.trt.estpak.ee>,
> freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Ooops. Apologies all. Let this be a lesson: never sneeze when your
finger is on the 'paste' button. Please trim the nonsense out of any
> 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 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
> > logged:
> > 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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