[Mimedefang] OT: How to keep sendmail from using /etc/passwd

Kelsey Cummings kgc at corp.sonic.net
Fri Mar 2 21:13:43 EST 2007

On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 05:38:07PM -0800, David Nelson wrote:
> I know this question is better for a sendmail user group, but hopefully
> it's a quick and easy answer.
> I need to know if there's a way to tell sendmail to not consider using
> /etc/passwd for the LHS and to strictly rely on aliases and
> virtusertable.  I have e-mail addresses like mike at somedomain.com, but
> the username in /etc/passwd is mblack.  The problem is that
> mblack at somedomain.com works as a valid address.


@somedomain.com	error:5.1.1:550 User unknown

to the virtusertable, it'll prevent it from falling through to local user.

Kelsey Cummings - kgc at corp.sonic.net      sonic.net, inc.
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