On Mon, 13 Apr 1998, System Administrator wrote:
: Sendmail 8.9 is a radical change,
: patch needed.
: Dave Yadallee, System Administrator NetLine 2000
: Available at (403) 473-4587 or Work (403) 414-5359.
I have to disagree. I am running sendmail-8.9.BetaX on my majordomo-1.94.X
server just fine. See:
As you can see from the graphs, we reject alot of spam, at times, with the
The most important thing to watch out for when installing sendmail-8.9 is
that it is alot more carefull about directory and file permissions then it
used to be. The README file explains, early on how to test some of this.
If it does not like what it sees, it will ignore the file, or the whole
directory, depending on what is not safe. See the DontBlameSendmail options
for the details. It is admittedly not as verbose about some of these as I
would like. However if you turn of some of the DontBlameSendmail options and
it starts working, you can better track down your problem. However you
should be able to see these with the instructions in the README.
The point being, sendmail does not like world or group writable file or
directories. It is quite possible that th directories mentioned in the
README are group writable (i.e. like all Solaris boxes: Fixed in
Majoromo should be installing its directories no more open then 755, which
is fine (751 for /var/spool/majordomo).
Again, it has been working for me, and I use all of its anti-spam features
(except RBL) and a little more for good measure.
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