Question on Fedora's RPM of Mailmail and Sendmail

Ben Kamen bkamen at
Sat Feb 2 23:33:41 UTC 2008

Todd Zullinger wrote:
> Now, for sendmail I don't think this same thing applies.  In the test
> I did I added the aliases to /etc/aliases and things worked (once
> SELinux was set to permissive).  I only mention this in case there's
> something different about how you setup the aliases that may jump out
> at you as a potential cause for sendmail running the mailman wrapper
> script with group mailnull.

Yea, maybe it's fixed on FC8.. but it's broke for FC7. I'll see if I can get 
smrsh (which is what calls mailman's wrapper anyway in /etc/smrsh) to run
as a different user without a recompile. I see it as: Sendmail's been put 
together kind of funny and the sendmail-devel package yields nothing useful..

worst come to worst, I'll just recompile sendmail and cross my fingers.

I recently switched my web/email server from AIX to Linux... in the past I
just compiled everything as I needed it since I liked setting all my options

Otherwise, I just wanted to let the potential developer folks out there
something seems amiss. I'd be happy to offer someone to ssh to the box if they 
wanna see for themselves...


Ben Kamen - O.D.T., S.P.
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