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Getting the following message when executing mailx

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KPS
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Getting the following message when executing mailx

:/etc/mail # /etc/mail/sendmail.cf: line 0: cannot open: Permission denied

Checked /etc/mail/sendmail.cf and it's permissions are 444. Any other ideas on what to check?
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Pat Lieberg
Valued Contributor

Re: Getting the following message when executing mailx

I'm no sendmail expert, but perhaps the sendmail daemon isn't running?
KPS
Super Advisor

Re: Getting the following message when executing mailx

sendmail is not enabled on this system. We are forwarding mail to a SMTP Relay.
Robert-Jan Goossens_1
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Re: Getting the following message when executing mailx

Hi Ken,

Could you check the permissions on /etc/mail and /var directory ?

# ls -lad /etc/mail
dr-xr-xr-x 2 bin bin 1024 Aug 22 13:21 /etc/mail
# ls -lad /var
dr-xr-xr-x 23 bin bin 1024 Feb 4 2005 /var

Regards,
Robert-Jan
KPS
Super Advisor

Re: Getting the following message when executing mailx

That was it!

It was the permissions on /etc/mail. It was set to 544 and I changed it to 555 and all is working again. Something changed on this in the last 24 hours and I think we have a handle on why. Thanks very much everyone.

KPS
KPS
Super Advisor

Re: Getting the following message when executing mailx

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