Mailing List Archive

Support open source code!

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: tlug: sendmail ritual

tlug note from Paul Gampe <>
On Sat, 29 Mar 1997, Yong-Ming Hua wrote:

yhua>     This is Yong-Ming Hua from UEC(university of Electrical

Hi Yong-Ming,

yhua> [snipped] 
yhua>     Do I have to do this every time I make a new
yhua>server with Linux? Is it some kind of ritual? Why doesn't
yhua>the system make dummy aliases file under /etc for us?
yhua>Could anyone give me reasonable answer, please?

Yes you will need to create the aliases db files everytime.  The sendmail
installation does not create these files for you.  Presumely because it is
a policy decision on your part to decide whether to make these world
readable or not.  

The "Sendmail Installation and Operation Guide" in section 1.3.8 suggests
two methods for creating the initial db.

One is to use the sample provided in the distribution:

cp lib/aliases /etc/aliases

or just create a null db:

cp /dev/null /etc/aliases.dir
cp /dev/null /etc/aliases.pag

then do:

chmod 644 /etc/aliases.*  (or whatever you decide on)

Hope this helps,

--------------------------------------------------------------------------     phoneto:81-3-3351-5977     faxto:81-3-3353-6096
The students learn that effective action arises out of silence and a clear
sense of being.  In this they find a source of peace.  They  discover that
the person who is down-to-earth can do what needs doing  more  effectively
than the person who is merely busy.  - Lao Tzu's    "Tao Te Ching"   500BC
   PGP fingerprint = EF D8 C9 99 C0 3A 2B 6C  FE 9B 58 BD 19 D3 7C EA
    To get my PGP Key send an e-mail with the subject "get pgp-key"

a word from the sponsor will appear below
The TLUG mailing list is proudly sponsored by TWICS - Japan's First
Public-Access Internet System.  Now offering 20,000 yen/year flat
rate Internet access with no time charges.  Full line of corporate
Internet and intranet products are available.
Tel: 03-3351-5977   Fax: 03-3353-6096

Home | Main Index | Thread Index

Home Page Mailing List Linux and Japan TLUG Members Links