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Re: RHEL 5.5 - Sendmail acting strange behaviour





On Fri, 25 Jun 2010, James Corteciano wrote:

Hi All,

I have strange behaviour of sendmail. I have installed fresh vanilla of RHEL
5.5 and able to send test mail outside. After less than 6 hours, this is the
error I got.

# /etc/init.d/sendmail restart
Shutting down sm-client:                                   [FAILED]
Shutting down sendmail:                                    [FAILED]
Starting sendmail: 451 4.0.0 /etc/mail/sendmail.cf: line 91: fileclass:
cannot open '/etc/mail/local-host-names': World writable directory
451 4.0.0 /etc/mail/sendmail.cf: line 588: fileclass: cannot open
'/etc/mail/trusted-users': World writable directory
                                                          [FAILED]
Starting sm-client: /etc/mail/submit.cf: line 544: fileclass: cannot open
'/etc/mail/trusted-users': World writable directory
                                                          [FAILED]

# ls -l /etc/mail/local-host-names
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 64 Jan 22 20:37 /etc/mail/local-host-names
# ls -l /etc/mail/trusted-users
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 127 Jan 22 20:37 /etc/mail/trusted-users


How to fix this?

I suspect the /etc/mail directory itself is world-writable as indicated by the message above. Please examine the permissions of the /etc/mail directory. I believe the correct permissions for /etc/mail are 755.



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