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Old 05-29-2002
Question mail problem (NOT Mail or Mail.app)

When I try to use the CLI mail, I get the following error. What's wrong?

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[***-***-***-***:~] [username]% mail root
Subject: test
test
.
EOT
[***-***-***-***:~] [username]% /etc/mail/sendmail.cf: line 81: fileclass: cannot open /etc/mail/local-host-names: Group writable directory


Do I just need to change the permissions on /etc/mail/local-host-names, or is this a problem with the IP addressing/naming of the machine as supplied by my ISP, AOL/TimeWarner RoadRunner (i.e., not AOL service)?


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Old 05-29-2002
By default, sendmail 8.10 uses /etc/mail for all of its configuration files. Moreover, the names of the many configurations files have been changed; e.g., sendmail.cw is now local-host-names, see cf/README for details.

It looks like you have in your sendmail.cf that you are using local-host-names and that it either has nothing in it or is not there.
The group writable directory error may or may not be that directory. To find out use the following:

$ /usr/lib/sendmail -d0.1 -bt < /dev/null

You should get something like this:
% /usr/lib/sendmail -d0.1 -bt < /dev/null
Version 8.8.8+Sun
Compiled with: LOG MATCHGECOS MIME7TO8 MIME8TO7 NAMED_BIND NDBM NETINET NETUNIX NIS NISPLUS QUEUE SCANF SMTP XDEBUG

============ SYSTEM IDENTITY (after readcf) ============
(short domain name) $w = myserver
(canonical domain name) $j = myserver.my.com
(subdomain name) $m = my.com
(node name) $k = myserver
========================================================

ADDRESS TEST MODE (ruleset 3 NOT automatically invoked)
Enter <ruleset> <address>
>
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This will also show you which directories are not set up correctly as far as permissions.
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