As you know, I had a great time troubleshooting problems related to Sendmail
8.12.7 and Majordomo on a SuSE linux host. I thought perhaps that SuSE had
configured Sendmail oddly but that turned out not to be the case. One atypical
thing SuSE does that I noticed, turning on the HOST STATUS DIRECTORY option,
wasn't the cause of error messages.
Nah. It's all the security changes made in Sendmail starting in 8.9. I resorted
to RTFM once I found it. That FM is FAQ.sendmail.bz2 Q3.32 in the Sendmail
distribution included in SuSE. I followed its recommendations.
The answer is updated from something someone wrote in 1999. Does anyone know
who the author is to get permission to incorporate it into the Majordomo docs?
I still don't understand why certain DONTBLAMESENDMAIL options are turned on,
such as TrustStickyBit and IgnoreGroupWritable yet I couldn't put the
majordomo.aliases file in the majordomo user's directory, owner.group
majordomo.majordomo WITH THE STICKY BIT SET and why I had to change list file
permissions to 644. Why were the DONTBLAMESENDMAIL options ignored?
Does anyone know how to get the initial list.config file created as owner.group
majordomo.majordomo rather than root.mail? I assume that's another sendmail
Aargh. MTAs are complicated.