tao.thought.org is back.....

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Fri Oct 20 12:08:41 UTC 2006

On 2006-10-19 22:10, Gary Kline <kline at tao.thought.org> wrote:
>On Fri, Oct 20, 2006 at 12:47:25AM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>>On 2006-10-19 12:38, Gary Kline <kline at tao.thought.org> wrote:
>>>On Wed, Oct 18, 2006 at 05:22:44PM -0700, Chuck Swiger wrote:
>	[[ ... ]]
>>> I see an example as the equivalent of 10K words.
>> I'll let Chuck write what he had in mind :)
>>> Is there any way of testing this after I have set up my table
>>> entries?  In other words, how do I re-initialize things without
>>> having to  (ugh) *reboot*.
>> If you modify `mailertable' in `/etc/mail', you should be able to run:
>>     # cd /etc/mail
>>     # make mailertable.db
>> to update it.  A reboot is not necessary for Sendmail changes.
> For unknown reasons, mail started to be "refused" from my mailserver
> just as I was heading out this afternoon.  It may have been a bad DHCP
> lease, ??

It's hard to guess without seeing the log file entries for the rejected
messages.  Can you _please_ show us the logs, instead of describing the
results in broad terms?

> Anyway, a make restart and other reinitializations didn't seem to
> work, so my next guess is that I didn't restart my maps, databases
> correctly.

Maps are not 'restarted'.  They are parsed to *.db files.

What does your `/etc/mail/HOSTNAME.mc' file contain?

What do the map files referenced by it contain?

How did you perform the `reinitializations' mentioned above?

> If I ever have enough courage to test these theories in the next 95
> years, I'll know.  Meanwhile, I've got to beg help from some REAL
> system admins here.

I don't like 'REAL' in the above lines, but you are free to use whatever
you are more comfortable with.

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