[Mailman-Users] sendmail error.
Christopher P. Lindsey
lindsey at mallorn.com
Mon Aug 14 00:37:18 CEST 2000
> The DefaultUser line is commented out of sendmail.cf.
> I assume this means it's using mail:mail (uid 8, gid 8).
Not necessarily. There's a whole bunch of stuff that sendmail goes
through to determine which uid/gid to run things under. If you have
the sendmail "bat" book, it's in section 34.8.15 and covers a few
But usually, it defaults to this:
"If an entire u or g option is missing, the default value becomes
1 (usually 'daemon')."
Quickest and easiest test to see what uid sendmail uses for its g and
u options is to add an alias like this:
Run '/usr/lib/sendmail -bi', then send mail to testuid. It will create
/tmp/testuid with permissions for the user that sendmail is running
You probably need to uncomment your DefaultUser, then restart sendmail.
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