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Problem with Sendmail 8.13.3

 
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Occasional Advisor

Problem with Sendmail 8.13.3

Hi,

I just upgraded my sendmail version from 8.9.3 to 8.13.3, a depot file which I got from itrc.hp.com. After the upgrade I experience the error below, when sending a mail for non root user.

#collect: Cannot write ./dfl9A4Pc0s002789 (bfco
mmit, uid=112, gid=6): Permission denied
queueup: cannot create queue file ./qfl9A4Pc0s002789, euid=112, fd=-1, fp=0x0: Permission denied

My OS version is HPUX B.11.11. PLEASE HELP!
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Honored Contributor

Re: Problem with Sendmail 8.13.3

Roslyn,

This is a defect, will be fix in later version.


As a workaround, it is simplest to run sendmail without MSP enabled and to
configure your system not to start the sendmail MTA (or just to start a
sendmail queue runner to process any delayed mail) during system start-up.

The sendmail binary delivered with the sendmail 8.13.3 depot is still a set-
uid program, so non-root users can run it to submit mail. (However, once MSP
has been enabled via gen_cf, the binary will have been modified to disable
this.)

Don't attempt to enable the Send_only option via gen_cf.

Configure smart host (DS) directly in sendmail.cf and /etc/mail/aliases as
required.

In file /etc/rc.config.d/mailservs, disable the automatic launching of the
sendmail MTA:

export SENDMAIL_SERVER=0

To launch a sendmail queue-runner process which checks the queue every 30
minutes, execute:

# /usr/sbin/sendmail -q30m

On a system where MSP has already been enabled, to 'undo' this operation you
will need to:

Remove /var/spool/clientmqueue
Remove the smmsp user and group
Remove the submit.cf file
chmod /usr/sbin/sendmail to 4555

WK
Problem never ends, you must know how to fix it
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Occasional Advisor

Re: Problem with Sendmail 8.13.3

Have tried the sugested work around .. but just the same .. ordinary user is unable to send mail.
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Exalted Contributor

Re: Problem with Sendmail 8.13.3

Shalom,

Check the permissions on the /var/spool/mail directory and adjust them so the user can send mail.

SEP
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Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Problem with Sendmail 8.13.3

>SEP: Check the permissions on the /var/spool/mail directory and adjust them so the user can send mail.

Did you mean /var/spool/mqueue/?
In my case, only root can access it.
drwx------ 2 root sys 8192 Oct 8 21:16 /var/spool/mqueue
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Occasional Advisor

Re: Problem with Sendmail 8.13.3

My /var/spool/mqueue permission are as follows :

drwxrwxr-x 2 root mail 8192 Oct 15 08:05 mqueue

What is the correct permission that I should give?
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Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Problem with Sendmail 8.13.3

>What is the correct permission that I should give?

Yours is probably fine for 11.11. Mine was from 11.23.
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Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Problem with Sendmail 8.13.3

For 11.11 and earlier I have:
drwxr-xr-x 2 bin bin 88064 Oct 15 19:43 /var/spool/mqueue/
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Occasional Advisor

Re: Problem with Sendmail 8.13.3

I have change the ownership and permission but just the same ordinary user is unable to send mail. Any other suggestions?
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Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Problem with Sendmail 8.13.3

>but just the same ordinary user is unable to send mail. Any other suggestions?

I think you need to read WK's comments:
>WK: As a workaround, it is simplest to run sendmail without MSP enabled ...
>The sendmail binary delivered with the sendmail 8.13.3 depot is still a set-uid program ...