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Problem using mail with HP-UX 11i and NIS+

Norman Lowe
Frequent Advisor

Problem using mail with HP-UX 11i and NIS+

Our mail aliases are held in NIS+ (Solaris server). When using sendmail from HP-UX 11i, we get the following message:

Switch map aliases: unknown member map aliases.nisplus

nisplus is included in the aliases line in both nsswitch.conf and service.switch. However, the NIS+ aliases map is would appear to be called mail_aliases.org_dir rather than aliases.org_dir - is this the problem and if so how can it be fixed?
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Alex Glennie
Honored Contributor

Re: Problem using mail with HP-UX 11i and NIS+

version of sendmail ?
patch level ?
full error mesg ?
contents of nsswitch.conf ?
improved points assignment ? ;-)


At a guess :
try this -> PHNE_25184 latest = PHNE_26305 : extract from patch text.

SR 8606189011 / CR JAGad58227:
1. In sendmail-8.9.3, an alias search using nis+ fails
due to incorrect compilation flag.
Resolution:
Sendmail-8.9.3 is now built with an appropriate
compilation flag.
Norman Lowe
Frequent Advisor

Re: Problem using mail with HP-UX 11i and NIS+

There's no need to be rude about the points.

I've given the full error message.

The version of sendmail is that which comes with 11i off the CD - it has not been patched.

I'll try the patch.
Alex Glennie
Honored Contributor

Re: Problem using mail with HP-UX 11i and NIS+

I wasn't attempting to be ... it was meant as a gentle hint your profile seemed a little bit lowe ;-)


Looking forward to the feedback on the patch install results.

Regards,

Alex

Norman Lowe
Frequent Advisor

Re: Problem using mail with HP-UX 11i and NIS+

PHNE_26305 fixed the problem.

Thank you.