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Re: no mail from / for root



I've included what I believe is relevant:

# Basic system aliases -- these MUST be present.
mailer-daemon:  postmaster
postmaster:     root

# General redirections for pseudo accounts.
mail:           root
news:           root
mailnull:       root

# mailman aliases
mailman:        postmaster
mailman-owner:  mailman

# Person who should get root's mail
#root:          marc

I imagine that last entry is the source of my problem? There is no user 'marc'. Also, what about non-root users they are not getting mail either. Thanks for your help with this.

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Steve Rieger <riegersteve gmail com>
> in your /etc/aliases file can you post what it says net to the entry
> root:	??????????????
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Feb 10, 2006, at 8:40 AM, j_70 comcast net wrote:
> 
> > Could you expand a bit on what you mean by
> > "you need to define your root aliases" . Many thanks.
> >
> >  -------------- Original message ----------------------
> > From: Steve Rieger <riegersteve gmail com>
> >> they get seved from localhost.
> >>
> >>
> >> you need to define your root aliases, and sun sendmail -b -m 15 (i
> >> think thats the command)
> >> Chaim RIeger
> >>
> >> On Feb 8, 2006, at 5:29 PM, j_70 comcast net wrote:
> >>
> >>> I guess the curiosity here is that:
> >>>
> >>> [root rhel1 root]$ ps -aeef | grep mail
> >>> root   19005 18945  0 20:23 pts/0    00:00:00 grep mail
> >>> [root rhel1 root]$
> >>> [root rhel1 root]$ ps -aeef | grep master
> >>> root   19081 18945  0 20:24 pts/0    00:00:00 grep master
> >>> [root rhel1 root]$
> >>>
> >>> Yet root has 123 messages. Where are they being served-up from????
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>  -------------- Original message ----------------------
> >>> From: Steve Rieger <riegersteve gmail com>
> >>>> ps -aeef | grep mail or ps -aeef | grep master
> >>>> Chaim Rieger
> >>>> at the command prompt as root type mail, if you have any it will  
> >>>> show
> >>>> up there,
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> did you add the proper aliases.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> On Feb 8, 2006, at 10:01 AM, j_70 comcast net wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Thanks for the replies to this. My curiosity is that I have two
> >>>>> RHEL4 machines, one where root is sending mail, one where it is
> >>>>> not. As far as I can tell (ps -ef | grep sendmail & ps -ef | grep
> >>>>> postfix) neither of these daemons are running on either machine.
> >>>>> So, what is sending the mail?
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>  -------------- Original message ----------------------
> >>>>> From: "Wayne Pinette" <Wpinette tru ca>
> >>>>>> Also, I believe that sendmail's default configuration in RHEL 4
> >>>>>> is to
> >>>>>> only listen  to localhost anyway.  This means
> >>>>>> that even if it is running (with just default) outside users  
> >>>>>> still
> >>>>>> won't connect to the smtp port, just localhost users.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> In addition, you can also fire up iptables to block port 25 as
> >>>>>> well,
> >>>>>> just to make sure.
> >>>>>> If you want email to flow from your machine, though, sendmail (or
> >>>>>> postfix) does need to be running.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Wayner
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> Job Cacka <job ccbmail ccbox com> 02/08/06 8:33 am >>>
> >>>>>> 	Because sendmail is disabled, and no other mailer is enabled,
> >>>>>> this is why
> >>>>>> you are not getting the root mail. What we do to protect
> >>>>>> sendmail is
> >>>>>> we
> >>>>>> block port 25 access to all servers except for the email servers.
> >>>>>> This
> >>>>>> means
> >>>>>> that the port is not available on that machine except locally,
> >>>>>> in our
> >>>>>> own
> >>>>>> WAN. We use an external hardware device to accomplish this,
> >>>>>> which is
> >>>>>> the
> >>>>>> only way to create a true firewall. Obviously keeping sendmail
> >>>>>> off is
> >>>>>> the
> >>>>>> best security, but then so is using scissors on your CAT 5
> >>>>>> connections.
> >>>>>> 	I would guess that if you are keeping sendmail up2date with the
> >>>>>> RHN then
> >>>>>> you have nothing to worry about. Unless you are NSA, FBI, CIA,  
> >>>>>> some
> >>>>>> company
> >>>>>> with secrets worth knowing, or good bandwidth that hackers/ 
> >>>>>> spammers
> >>>>>> might
> >>>>>> want to exploit.
> >>>>>> 	There are other mail servers in RHES 4. Dovecot comes to mind
> >>>>>> and I think
> >>>>>> that Courier is also available.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Job Cacka
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> -----Original Message-----
> >>>>>> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
> >>>>>> [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of
> >>>>>> j_70 comcast net
> >>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 8:13 AM
> >>>>>> To: redhat-list redhat com
> >>>>>> Subject: no mail from / for root
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> I have an RHES4 mahine which does not send any mail to or from
> >>>>>> root.
> >>>>>> For
> >>>>>> example, the result of a cron job is not sent. I thought this
> >>>>>> service
> >>>>>> was
> >>>>>> enabled by default. If not, which services is it. I have read  
> >>>>>> that
> >>>>>> sendmail
> >>>>>> has some security issues and since this machine will not be  
> >>>>>> mailing
> >>>>>> the
> >>>>>> outside world, I did not want to start or configure it. Not sure
> >>>>>> where
> >>>>>> to
> >>>>>> start looking. TIA.
> >>>>>>
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> >>>> riegersteve gmail com
> >>>> 310-339-4355
> >>>> yahoo  = riegersteve
> >>>> icq        = 53956607
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> >>>>
> >>>>
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> >> Steve Rieger
> >> riegersteve gmail com
> >> 310-339-4355
> >> yahoo  = riegersteve
> >> icq        = 53956607
> >> Ride Free, Ride On, Ride Safe
> >>
> >>
> >> I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a
> >> man who had no feet.
> >>
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> >>
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> Steve Rieger
> riegersteve gmail com
> 310-339-4355
> yahoo  = riegersteve
> icq        = 53956607
> Ride Free, Ride On, Ride Safe
> 
> 
> I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a  
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> 
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