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Bug 124548 - Sendmail doesn't match mixed case nis aliases
Sendmail doesn't match mixed case nis aliases
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-05-27 09:32 EDT by Thomas J. Baker
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-24 11:58:11 EDT
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Description Thomas J. Baker 2004-05-27 09:32:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
sendmail doesn't seem to match mixed case yp aliases. With an alias
defined as 'Test:', sendmail doesn't match 'test' or
'Test' but if the aliases is changed to 'test:' it
works fine. I don't know if this is a bug or a feature. This happens
with the two stated versions of sendmail.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
sendmail-8.12.10-1, sendmail-8.12.11-3.3

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create an nis alias with mixed case like 'Test'
2. try to mail to it

Actual Results:  mail bounces

Expected Results:  mail should be delivered normally

Additional info:
Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2007-07-23 05:44:00 EDT
Please have a look at the sendmail documentation:

Have you used the -l flag for sendmail?
Comment 2 Thomas Woerner 2007-07-24 11:57:31 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Engineering for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.

Red Hat does not currently plan to provide this change in a Red Hat Enterprise
Linux update release for currently deployed products.

With the goal of minimizing risk of change for deployed systems, and in
response to customer and partner requirements, Red Hat takes a conservative
approach when evaluating enhancements for inclusion in maintenance updates
for currently deployed products. The primary objectives of update releases
are to enable new hardware platform support and to resolve critical

However, Red Hat will further review this request for potential inclusion
in future major releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. 

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