Two questions about sendmail(8)
Frank W. Josellis
frank at dynamical-systems.org
Thu Dec 20 13:48:19 PST 2007
I have encountered unexpected difficulties with sendmail (on both HEAD and
1_10_Slip). Possibly I have missed something new, I'm not sure if all this
is a bug. First, is the well-known method to rebuild sendmail, i.e.,
still supposed to work? If so, there is problem linking the binary:
*** Error code 1
Stop in /usr/src/usr.sbin/sendmail.
Secondly, sendmail 8.14.x refuses connections from hosts in the local net.
Messages from localhost are processed normally, but a connection from a
remote host only gives a syslog message like this:
Dec 20 18:19:00 <hostname> kernel: pid 63229 (sendmail), uid 0: exited on signal 11
For example, it is sufficient to do a 'nc -z <hostname> 25' on a remote
machine to get this. The same can be observed for sendmail 8.14.2 from
pkgsrc. On the other hand, sendmail 8.13.8 (from pkgsrc) with the the
identical(!) mailer configuration has no problems at all and shows normal
operation. Any idea what's going wrong here?
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