[Mailman-Users] Newbe Headaches
jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Mar 12 20:34:29 CET 2003
Most of these (I think) were from folks upgrading their Sendmail due to
the recent vulnerability and subsequent update release. I would hope
that folks using package management (like rpm or apt-get) would have no
problems if they used the updated packages for their distributions.
If folks are installing from source they could easily overlook the
placement of the smrsh directories...
On Wed, 2003-03-12 at 13:02, Bob Sully wrote:
> You've seen the flurry of these over the past couple of weeks. I firmly
> believe that the problem lies with some mod to smrsh in the latest
> versions of Sendmail. I had previously been running 2.0.13 with
> Sendmail 8.12.3 without a problem...after upgrading to 8.12.7 I got the
> same message as below; same thing with 8.12.8. The only way to get
> around this is to disable smrsh in sendmail.mc -> sendmail.cf. This is
> bothersome, as smrsh does have some (albeit minor?) security value. I'd
> like to see a fix for this soon. Perhaps we should alert the Sendmail
> -- Bob --
> On Wed, 12 Mar 2003, Jon Carnes wrote:
> > Well, you could disable the Smrsh control from within Sendmail - or - you
> > could look up on your system where Smrsh's link directory should be located.
> > You may have to create the directory and then create your links to the
> > Mailman executables.
> > Good Luck - Jon Carnes
> > BTW: there are some recent expositions about Smrsh in the Archives that
> > contain more info about Smrsh and its default settings.
> > >
> > > ----- Transcript of session follows -----
> > > smrsh: "mailman" not available for sendmail programs (stat failed)
> > > 554 5.0.0 Service unavailable
> Bob Sully - Simi Valley, California, USA
> "The waiting is the hardest part." - T. Petty
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