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Robert Holtzman 07-16-2008 11:14 PM

sendmail not sending
 
Sendmail/alpine not sending mail on newly installed FC9. Incoming messages
arrive O.K. The correct SMTP server is in the ~/.pinerc file. The maillog
entries are *way* too cryptic for me to decipher.


Any pointers short of trying to wade thru the *choke* sendmail
configuration file?


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Craig White 07-16-2008 11:19 PM

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On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 16:14 -0700, Robert Holtzman wrote:
> Sendmail/alpine not sending mail on newly installed FC9. Incoming messages
> arrive O.K. The correct SMTP server is in the ~/.pinerc file. The maillog
> entries are *way* too cryptic for me to decipher.
>
> Any pointers short of trying to wade thru the *choke* sendmail
> configuration file?
----
by default, sendmail only listens to localhost (127.0.0.1) so if you set
up anything other than localhost as SMTP server in ~/.pinerc - you would
have to configure /etc/mail/sendmail.mc (read the comments), then
restart sendmail.

Craig

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John Cornelius 07-17-2008 07:25 PM

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Robert Holtzman wrote:
Sendmail/alpine not sending mail on newly installed FC9. Incoming
messages arrive O.K. The correct SMTP server is in the ~/.pinerc file.
The maillog entries are *way* too cryptic for me to decipher.


Any pointers short of trying to wade thru the *choke* sendmail
configuration file?


You might try setting sendmail up with webmin, it's much more tractable
and makes sure that things are consistent. You can install webmin with
'yum install webmin' I think.


Webmin uses your browser to communicate on port 10000 so after
installation you can surf to <yourhostname>.<yourdomainname>.<your
TLD>:10000 and log in as root.


I don't recommend editing sendmail.cf or any other sendmail files
manually. It's a can of worms and it's easy to break sendmail that way.


John Cornelius

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"Aldo Foot" 07-17-2008 08:18 PM

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On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 12:25 PM, John Cornelius <jc@hangarpilot.net> wrote:
> Robert Holtzman wrote:
>>
>> Sendmail/alpine not sending mail on newly installed FC9. Incoming messages
>> arrive O.K. The correct SMTP server is in the ~/.pinerc file. The maillog
>> entries are *way* too cryptic for me to decipher.
>>
>> Any pointers short of trying to wade thru the *choke* sendmail
>> configuration file?
..snip...
> I don't recommend editing sendmail.cf or any other sendmail files manually.
> It's a can of worms and it's easy to break sendmail that way.

That's why you make a backup copy of the file, then work on it. ;-)

> John Cornelius

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Les Mikesell 07-17-2008 08:29 PM

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Aldo Foot wrote:

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 12:25 PM, John Cornelius <jc@hangarpilot.net> wrote:

Robert Holtzman wrote:

Sendmail/alpine not sending mail on newly installed FC9. Incoming messages
arrive O.K. The correct SMTP server is in the ~/.pinerc file. The maillog
entries are *way* too cryptic for me to decipher.

Any pointers short of trying to wade thru the *choke* sendmail
configuration file?

..snip...

I don't recommend editing sendmail.cf or any other sendmail files manually.
It's a can of worms and it's easy to break sendmail that way.


That's why you make a backup copy of the file, then work on it. ;-)


The file you want to edit is normally sendmail.mc which is very simple,
and sendmail.cf will be rebuilt automatically when you restart the
sendmail service.


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Rick Stevens 07-17-2008 08:35 PM

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Aldo Foot wrote:

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 12:25 PM, John Cornelius <jc@hangarpilot.net> wrote:

Robert Holtzman wrote:

Sendmail/alpine not sending mail on newly installed FC9. Incoming messages
arrive O.K. The correct SMTP server is in the ~/.pinerc file. The maillog
entries are *way* too cryptic for me to decipher.

Any pointers short of trying to wade thru the *choke* sendmail
configuration file?

..snip...

I don't recommend editing sendmail.cf or any other sendmail files manually.
It's a can of worms and it's easy to break sendmail that way.


That's why you make a backup copy of the file, then work on it. ;-)


Actually, if you delete the .m4 files in /usr/share/sendmail-cf or
delete /etc/mail/Makefile, sendmail.cf can't be buggered. The startup
script for sendmail does a "make" using /etc/mail/Makefile (which in
turn uses the .m4 files from /usr/share/sendmail-cf).

However, if you're going to use sendmail instead of one of the many
replacements, you really should learn how m4 works and bugger the .m4
files. I'd also recommend you buy the "bat" book from O'Reilly
("Sendmail, Fourth Edition" by Bryan Costales, Claus Assmann, George
Jansen, Gregory Shapiro). Probably the definitive book on how sendmail
works and how to "futz" with it. "Don't sendmail without it!"

http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596510299/

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Robert Holtzman 07-17-2008 10:12 PM

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On Wed, 16 Jul 2008, Craig White wrote:


On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 16:14 -0700, Robert Holtzman wrote:

Sendmail/alpine not sending mail on newly installed FC9. Incoming messages
arrive O.K. The correct SMTP server is in the ~/.pinerc file. The maillog
entries are *way* too cryptic for me to decipher.

Any pointers short of trying to wade thru the *choke* sendmail
configuration file?

----
by default, sendmail only listens to localhost (127.0.0.1) so if you set
up anything other than localhost as SMTP server in ~/.pinerc - you would
have to configure /etc/mail/sendmail.mc (read the comments), then
restart sendmail.


I have no idea why but after 3 attempts to send a test message to myself
the fourth attempt was successful (after I posted my question...of
course).


Thanks for your reply.

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Robert Holtzman 07-17-2008 10:21 PM

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On Thu, 17 Jul 2008, John Cornelius wrote:


Robert Holtzman wrote:
Sendmail/alpine not sending mail on newly installed FC9. Incoming messages
arrive O.K. The correct SMTP server is in the ~/.pinerc file. The maillog
entries are *way* too cryptic for me to decipher.


Any pointers short of trying to wade thru the *choke* sendmail
configuration file?


You might try setting sendmail up with webmin, it's much more tractable and
makes sure that things are consistent. You can install webmin with 'yum
install webmin' I think.


Webmin uses your browser to communicate on port 10000 so after installation
you can surf to <yourhostname>.<yourdomainname>.<your TLD>:10000 and log in
as root.


I don't recommend editing sendmail.cf or any other sendmail files manually.
It's a can of worms and it's easy to break sendmail that way.


I know that the sendmail.cf is a can of worms. That's why I said

"....short of trying to wade thru the *choke* sendmail configuration
file?"


In any event, the problem corrected itself with no action on my part. Do I
understand that? No!


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