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# 8  
Old 10-26-2001
I fully understand that and I am aware of it. The thing is not many users exist in that particular box. Security is not an issue for now. I believe that the actual problem relies on the /etc/mail/aliases.
Does anyone understands that :

<pre>

dbm map "Alias0": unsafe map file /etc/mail/aliases: No such file or directory
Cannot create database for alias file /etc/mail/aliases
</pre>

Why can NOT be created.

Also, I get :
<pre>

% netstat -a |grep smtp
*.smtp *.* 0 0 0 0 LISTEN

% ps -ef |grep mail
root 299 1 0 Oct 09 ? 0:00 /usr/lib/sendmail -bd -q15m
aris 7454 7205 0 14:27:58 pts/3 0:00 grep mail

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There is a full description in the 'email problem' forum

If anyone could help will be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance !

;-#)
# 9  
Old 10-26-2001
Heres what I got:

prioris$root> netstat -a | grep 25
tcp 0 0 prioris.telnet digi10.1255 ESTABLISHED
tcp 0 0 prioris.telnet digi2.1254 ESTABLISHED
udp 0 0 *.1025 *.*
fd082470 stream 0 0 fd082500
fd082500 stream 0 0 fd082470
fd082590 stream 0 0 fd082740
fd082740 stream 0 0 fd082590
prioris$root> netstat -a | grep 110
prioris$root> netstat -a | grep mail
prioris$root>


I didnt get anything for port 110, is that ok? Also, whats up with the udp and all those fd082***** files?

Thanks,
DJ At Work
# 10  
Old 10-28-2001
Repeating:

You do not need SMTP and POP ports open to SEND mail (only receive).

Sending email is a client process that uses random ports in the high number ranges. Let's close this thread and ask the poster to review basic TCP/IP client-server processes.
 

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