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The same is true of all those other directories. Top Best Answer 0 Mark this reply as the best answer?(Choose carefully, this can't be changed) Yes | No Saving... singying304 Linux - Networking 4 02-28-2005 07:49 AM Problem using "newaliases" to update sendmail alias file davidks1977 Linux - Software 4 03-18-2004 12:40 AM All times are GMT -5. PCMag Digital Group AdChoices unused Debian Bug report logs - #139935 sendmail: errors rebuilding aliases file on upgrade Package: sendmail; Maintainer for sendmail is Debian QA Group ; Source for sendmail http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg3T1010357

Sendmail really likes to have a good DNS server working with the proper A records as well. Read permissions for others is sufficnet for aliases file.How about renaming aliases.db and running newaliases again and see what happens?.-Sri You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed HTH,p5wizard Red Flag This Post Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate.

Sorry I am just not going to get off track any more than I have already. SystemAdmin 110000D4XK 6902 Posts Re: send mail on Unix ‏2006-08-18T13:45:45Z This is the accepted answer. SystemAdmin 110000D4XK ‏2006-08-18T13:45:45Z You are getting to back and forth details that would bests be handled by calling support line. What does the command below return?

what is the parent directory of /etc/mail or /etc/mail/aliases? Moreover, if you have a db map, you may try to touch the resulting map (file.db) and call makemap or newaliases thereafter. The issue is we see the following log lines.. Visit Website Where there any changes made around the time you noticed the problem?

Copy sent to Jeff Sheinberg , Richard A Nelson (Rick) , [email protected] post #instfix -i|grep MLand #errptdetails. aixnagIBM Certified Specialist - P-series AIX 5L AdministrationIBM Certified Specialist - AIX V4 HACMP RE: Sendmail issues with aliases Delerium (TechnicalUser) (OP) 11 Aug 05 11:13 thanks aixnag for the answer...here`s Full text and rfc822 format available.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Thanks Patzebike & all Top This thread has been closed due to inactivity. SystemAdmin 110000D4XK ‏2006-08-17T12:49:12Z If you send with 'mail -v' or 'sendmail -v' then you will get output to the screen telling you exactly where the mail was sent - what server See the release notes for further details. /usr/lib/sendmail -bi -d44.4 gives some debug output for the alias map. _______________________________________________Am I allowed to give myself points?

There may be several reasons for this, the most common is that the permissions of the directories leading to the alias file are incorrect. weblink yes, it does exist!!, i dont know why this error!! If you tried to run one of > these such executables in an environment that required the sgid, > but before the actual sgid change was completed, then it might > Cc: hash map "Alias0": missing map file /etc/mail/aliases.db: World writable directory dbm map "Alias0": missing map file /etc/mail/aliases: A file or directory in the path name does not exist.

CVN replied May 11, 2011 Hi, Please find below O/P bash-3.00# bash-3.00# ls -ld / drwxr-xr-x 50 root system 4096 Mar 23 06:20 / bash-3.00# ls -ld /etc drwxrwxr-x 44 root Cause This is a permissions problem on one of the system files or directories (most probably / or /etc) Answer Check and correct the following permissions on your system: drwxr-xr-x The permissions on your /etc and /etc/mail directories look like they may be wrong sendmail -bi WARNING: Group writable directory /var/spool WARNING: Group writable directory /var/spool/mqueue /etc/mail/aliases: 4 aliases, longest 9 navigate here It sounds like your hostname and domain are not defined in a properly configured DNS server.

Full text and rfc822 format available. Anyway, this is what sendmail.org has about my error in relation to the new version:_______________________________________________unsafe map file /etc/mail/aliases:With the latest sendmail release many people get an error message like: unsafe map Close Box Join Tek-Tips Today!

AIX comes with a couple of mail client programs - mail, dtmail, and you can get other programs from open source like pine that can handle attachments.

More UNIX Groups Your account is ready. This will show if your cononical name is defined. SystemAdmin 110000D4XK ‏2006-08-18T09:53:05Z after sending a mail with -v , i get this message WARNING: local host name (mys_host_name) is not qualified; fix $j in config file root... Copy the file from someother machine.

No further changes may be made. this thread has been movedfrom HP-UX > General to HP-UX > messaging - HP Forums Moderator Tags: sendmail View All (1) 0 Kudos Reply All Forum Topics Previous Topic Next Topic output... his comment is here SystemAdmin 110000D4XK 6902 Posts Re: send mail on Unix ‏2006-08-18T16:17:31Z This is the accepted answer.

so my $w is the host name is of the unix server. Since then, I have tried the recommendations by Ramesh and James with no more success. If the permissions were wrong on the aliases.db file did changing that to 644 get rid of that error?

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I see this message when running /usr/sbin/newaliases. Posting Guidelines Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.Tek-Tips Posting Policies Jobs Jobs from Indeed What: Where: jobs by Link To This Forum! nslookup my_host_name Server: ausdns01.srv.ibm.com Address: 9.0.7.1 ausdns01.srv.ibm.com can't find my_host_name:Non-existent host/domain host my_host_name --- does this show your fully qualified hostname? I think this will at least let $j show a full domain name for you host, but I don't think it will change the value of $m instead of (canonical domain

This is the accepted answer. If you have a sendmail.mc file you can build a .cf file off of the .mc file by entering Code: m4 sendmail.mc > /etc/sendmail.cf If you do not have a sendmail.mc Brian Top Best Answer 0 Mark this reply as the best answer?(Choose carefully, this can't be changed) Yes | No Saving... The upgrade is basically complete and I am able to mail to fully resolved addresses (i.e., [email protected]) but not an alias.

Top Best Answer 0 Mark this reply as the best answer?(Choose carefully, this can't be changed) Yes | No Saving... Close Reply To This Thread Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature. hash map "Alias0": unsafe map file /etc/mail/aliases.db: Permission denied WARNING: cannot open alias database /etc/mail/aliases Cannot create database for alias file /etc/mail/aliases Start sendmail now? (Y/n) Mar 25 18:08:25 eden-hda7 sendmail[5695]: Patzebike replied May 11, 2011 Hi Romeo, sendmail checks permissions for some directories and files (I just find also if permission are not right with /etc/passd or /etc/group the pb occurs)