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Sendmail Permission denied error on file

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Peter Godron
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Sendmail Permission denied error on file

Just installed sendmail 8.12.8 on HPUX11.
Sendmail starts up ok, but on sending message
I receive:
421 4.3.0 collect: Cannot write ./dfh2OBmY78025911 (bfcommit, uid=0, gid=25): Permission denied
>>> QUIT
root... Deferred: 421 4.3.0 collect: Cannot write ./dfh2OBmY78025911 (bfcommit, uid=0, gid=25): Permission denied
Closing connection to [127.0.0.1]
>>> QUIT
Assume this is a problem of permissions on a dir, but can not establish where.
Any Ideas?
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T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: Sendmail Permission denied error on file

What are the permissions for /var/tmp dir

It should be 1777. i.e.

rwxrwxrwxt
Peter Godron
Honored Contributor

Re: Sendmail Permission denied error on file

dr-xr-xr-x 18 bin bin 1024 Dec 5 2001 var
drwxrwxrwt 3 bin bin 5120 Mar 24 12:24 tmp
chmoding 777 on dirs had no impact.
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Sendmail Permission denied error on file

What about /var/spool/mqueue

drwxrwxr-x bin bin
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: Sendmail Permission denied error on file

permission of /var/mail

#ls -ld mail
drwxrwxr-x 2 bin mail 1024 Mar 24 18:27 mail

In the /var/mail dir each user has a mail box which should have permissions


-rw-rw---- 1 mail
Peter Godron
Honored Contributor

Re: Sendmail Permission denied error on file

Problem now resolved.
Great help!!