Sendmail 8.12.11 from FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE ignores many config directives

Karl Swartz karl at
Tue Sep 7 17:14:10 PDT 2004

> > FEATURE(dnsbl, `')
> > FEATURE(dnsbl, `')
> The dnsbl macro now takes 3 arguments IIRC (wrapping inserted by me to
> avoid posting one huge line):
>     % grep dnsbl /etc/mail/
>     dnl FEATURE(dnsbl, `',
>         `"550 Mail from " $&{client_addr} " rejected, \
>         see" $&{client_addr}')

It did before.  The third argument defaults to a suitable message, the
text of which changed slightly from 8.12.3 to 8.12.11 though sendmail
doesn't care about that.

> Hmmm, this works perfectly here.  Are you sure there isn't something
> else that is wrong, i.e. your /etc/mail/ being generated from
> the wrong .mc file or something?

Aaaaargh!  My old makefile was doing the install for me; the new one is
not.  I did a "make install" then "make restart" and now it seems to be
happier.  Sigh.

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