Hello! After updating my firewall from RELENG_4_8 to RELENG_4_9 I observe an interesting behaviour of Sendmail (using the base system Sendmail). It doesn't seem to honor it's aliases database after server is started, but starts to do so once I run 'cd /etc/mail && make restart'.
I have the following line in /etc/mail/aliases: root: [EMAIL PROTECTED] However, the daily periodic reports (which is essentially the only mail this box sends) are sent to [EMAIL PROTECTED], which in this case means that they essentially go nowhere. When the system is in this state and I use 'mail root' from the command line, the mail also goes to [EMAIL PROTECTED] However, after I manually restart Sendmail as described above, mail to root starts to go to it's destined address ([EMAIL PROTECTED]). The dates on /etc/mail/aliases and /etc/mail/aliases.db indicate that 'newaliases' has been run after modifying the aliases file. I have run it a couple of times extra, just for the good measure, but it doesn't seem to change Sendmail's behaviour. grep sendmail /etc/rc.conf: sendmail_enable="NO" grep root /etc/mail/aliases: # Pretty much everything else in this file points to "root", so # you would do well in either reading root's mailbox or forwarding # root's email from here. root: [EMAIL PROTECTED] postmaster: root bin: root bind: root daemon: root games: root kmem: root man: root news: root nobody: root operator: root pop: root sshd: root system: root toor: root tty: root uucp: root xten: root abuse: root # noc: root security: root ftp: root # hostmaster: root # webmaster: root -- Toomas Aas | [EMAIL PROTECTED] | http://www.raad.tartu.ee/~toomas/ * 24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"