[Mimedefang] Off topic

Alexander Dalloz alexander.dalloz at uni-bielefeld.de
Fri Jul 18 16:51:02 EDT 2003

> We run the 8.12.8 sendmail daemon with MD and SA. This is off 
> topic but for some reason, sendmail appears to be ignoring 
> the access database. We use this to deny specific spam mail 
> servers. The mc and cf files jive with the access database 
> option. I reprocessed the mc>cf via m4 just to be sure. Still 
> no go on the access database. We rehashed it and restarted 
> sendmail just in case. I created a brand new access file 
> (with only 1 deny entry to test), rehashed it and it still 
> does not work so I don't think that there is a problem with 
> the file, sendmail appears to be ignoring it.
> Any suggestions?
> Thank you kindly,
> Shawn

What is your line in sendmail.mc file to call the access? Probably you are
running Redhat, so this line is FEATURE(`access_db',`hash -T<TMPF> -o
Change it to FEATURE(access_db)dnl and test again,
or FEATURE(`access_db',`hash -T<TMPF> /etc/mail/access.db')dnl
Leave the -o out as it leads to omit the access.db if there is something not
correct with it.

echo "/map access" | sendmail -bt -d39.20
Does this report any failure?


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