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sendmail auth/ident checking issue

Hi All,

I have a problem sending mail to a host which seems to have sendmail configured to use Ident port (113) to check back on the mail sender.

My problem is that this port is not enabled on the firewalls between sender and receiver so the ident checking and hence the mail is failing and I need to turn this checking off.

I modified sendmail.cf to include an ident timeout "O Timeout.ident=0s" which I believe is supposed to eliminate this checking yet firewall logs indicate it is still happening.

I can telnet the server on port 25 and have dialogue with the mail server and even supposedly leave a mail though when I try to check it on the host it says there is none.

Any advice on how to get the mail through - particularly any more sendmail.cf settings - would be greatly appreciated.

cheers,
jublio
 

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praliases(1)							   User Commands						      praliases(1)

NAME
praliases - display system mail aliases SYNOPSIS
praliases [-C configfile] [-f aliasfile] [key] DESCRIPTION
The praliases utility displays system mail aliases. When no key is given, praliases displays the current system aliases, one per line, in no particular order. The form is key:value. If a key is given, only that key is looked up and the appropriate key:value is displayed if found. OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -C configfile Specifies a sendmail configuration file. -f aliasfile Reads the specified file aliasfile instead of the default sendmail system aliases file. OPERANDS
The following operands are supported: key A specific alias key to look up. EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: 0 Successful operation. >0 An error occurred. FILES
/etc/mail/aliases Default sendmail system aliases file /etc/mail/aliases.db Database versions of the /etc/mail/aliases file /etc/mail/aliases.dir Database versions of the /etc/mail/aliases file /etc/mail/aliases.pag /etc/mail/sendmail.cf Default sendmail configuration file ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWsndmu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
mailq(1), newaliases(1M), sendmail(1M), attributes(5) SunOS 5.11 29 Mar 2004 praliases(1)

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