Bug 2678

Summary: relaying denied from localhost
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: jan
Component: sendmailAssignee: Jay Turner <jturner>
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Version: 6.0CC: srevivo
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Description jan 1999-05-09 01:58:30 UTC
mailhandlers like mh (used in emacs for instance), and exmh,
use sendmail.  In the default configuration of sendmail,
/etc/sendmail.cf should read the database corresponding to
/etc/mail/access and allow relaying of mail from localhost.
/etc/sendmail.cf is not properly configured, so that the
entries in /etc/mail/access are ignored and it is impossible
to send mail using the above mailhandlers.

P.S. reverting to RedHat 5.2's /etc/sendmail.cf and
regenerating ip_allow, name_allow, relay_allow in /etc/mail
is a workaround, but it is perhaps not as secure.

P.P.S. I note that bug 2400 reports the same symptoms.  The
working sendmail.cf is from the rpm 8.8.7-20, the sendmail
rpm in the redhat 6.0 distribution is 8.9.3-10.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-16 23:54:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2677 ***