SUMMARY: sendmail [unsafe map file /etc/mail/aliases]

From: Mark Hollow (
Date: Thu Aug 03 2000 - 05:15:10 CDT

Many thanks for the quick response from everyone.

The problem was caused by the permissions (as most people suggested) but on
the /etc directory (which was group writeable) rather than the
/etc/mail/aliases file itself. After a "chmod g-w /etc" & running newaliases
everything is fine.

The original message is listed below.



> Dear all, > > I've an E450 with a fresh installation of Solaris 7. Sendmail produces this > message everytime an email is sent: > > dbm map "Alias0": unsafe map file /etc/mail/aliases > > None of the sendmail configuration files have been changed (including > /etc/mail/aliases) and the emails reach their destination. Any ideas? > > Regards, > Mark

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