newaliases not working?

Doug Sampson dougs at
Wed Feb 7 19:09:19 UTC 2007

> On 2007/02/07 9:33, Doug Sampson seems to have typed:
> > Nice to know this. However, I still would like to fix the 
> issue with the
> > /etc/aliases not being used to translate any mail sent to root to an
> > alternate email address. If anyone knows a cure to this, 
> I'd be grateful.
> > Thanks.
> I believe that sendmail wants /etc/mail/aliases.db not /etc/aliases.
> You can remake your aliases.db by:
> cd /etc/mail
> make maps
Does not seem to do the trick.

Feb  7 11:07:08 ftp sendmail[14035]: l17J780C014035: from=root, size=30,
class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<200702071907.l17J780C014035 at>,
relay=root at localhost
Feb  7 11:07:08 ftp sm-mta[14036]: l17J78cU014036:
from=<root at>, size=356, class=0, nrcpts=1,
msgid=<200702071907.l17J780C014035 at>, proto=ESMTP,
daemon=Daemon0, relay=localhost []
Feb  7 11:07:08 ftp sendmail[14035]: l17J780C014035: to=root, ctladdr=root
(0/0), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=30030,
relay=[] [], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (l17J78cU014036 Message
accepted for delivery)
Feb  7 11:07:09 ftp sm-mta[14038]: l17J78cU014036:
to=<root at>, delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=esmtp,
pri=30356, [], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent


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