Bug 2677 - relaying denied from localhost
relaying denied from localhost
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
6.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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: 2678 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-05-08 21:49 EDT by jan
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-18 13:43:13 EDT
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Description jan 1999-05-08 21:49:26 EDT
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.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-16 19:54:59 EDT
*** Bug 2678 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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 2 Jay Turner 1999-05-26 13:46:59 EDT
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further review.
Comment 3 Cristian Gafton 1999-06-18 13:43:59 EDT
This should have been fixed in the shipping Red Hat Linux 6.0.

Please reopen if that is not the case.

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