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Bug #892

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Two questions about sendmail(8)

Added by frank about 16 years ago. Updated about 15 years ago.

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Description

I have encountered unexpected difficulties with sendmail (on both HEAD and
1_10_Slip). Possibly I have missed something new, I'm not sure if all this
is a bug. First, is the well-known method to rebuild sendmail, i.e.,

cd /usr/src/usr.sbin/sendmail
make cleandir
make obj
make

still supposed to work? If so, there is problem linking the binary:
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cc: /usr/src/lib/libsmutil/libsmutil.a: No such file or directory
  • Error code 1

Stop in /usr/src/usr.sbin/sendmail.
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Secondly, sendmail 8.14.x refuses connections from hosts in the local net.
Messages from localhost are processed normally, but a connection from a
remote host only gives a syslog message like this:
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Dec 20 18:19:00 <hostname> kernel: pid 63229 (sendmail), uid 0: exited on signal 11
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For example, it is sufficient to do a 'nc -z <hostname> 25' on a remote
machine to get this. The same can be observed for sendmail 8.14.2 from
pkgsrc. On the other hand, sendmail 8.13.8 (from pkgsrc) with the the
identical(!) mailer configuration has no problems at all and shows normal
operation. Any idea what's going wrong here?

Regards,
Frank Josellis

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