Changing from 640 to 644 did the trick. I guess with sendmail you can't
be too lax but you cant be too secure either.
Thanks a MILLION everyone for your assistance.
From: Mike.Oliver@Sun.COM [mailto:Mike.Oliver@Sun.COM]
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2003 11:37 AM
To: Dave Fontaine
Subject: Re: Unable to expand a distribution list
"Dave Fontaine" <Dfontaine@capwin.org> wrote:
>Dan / All:
>If I send a message directly to the newsletter-dist address, I get the
>same message, unable to expand the distribution list. This looks like a
>sendmail problem. Everything in the path (/, /home, /home/majordomo,
>/home/majordomo/runtime, /home/majordomo/runtime/lists) is all 751 for
>the directories. Everything in the lists directory is 640. Everything
>past /home/majordomo is owned majordomo:majordomo. The /etc/aliases
>is 644 root:root.
sendmail can't read /home/majordomo/runtime/lists/newsletter and
therefore can't honour the :include: directive. Either do 'chmod o+r'
on that file or change the file's group ownership to match the GID of
the sendmail process (often "daemon").