sendmail, aliases and NIS+
jcarro10 at sprintspectrum.com
Fri Mar 29 02:59:26 EST 2002
I'm just now noticing a peculiar problem.
On a Solaris8 NIS+ client, sendmail appears to recognize/understand/resolve
from the aliases (mail_aliases) table.
On a Linux (2.4.7-10) NIS+ client, sendmail appears to have no such clue.
Yes, the following entry is in the Linux nsswitch.conf file:
aliases: files nisplus
The test user (myself) doesn't exist in /etc/passwd (or /etc/shadow), but
*does* exist in the NIS+ tables of same. And yet, when (as root) I do a
simple "echo hello | mail jcarro10", it ends up dumping it to the local
Yes, the following entry exists in the NIS+ aliases table:
jcarro10: jcarro10 at sprintspectrum.com
Yes, if I do "echo hello | mail jcarro10 at sprintspectrum.com", the mail ends
up going where I want it to.
Sendmail just doesn't seem to be NIS+ aware.
Suggestions where to start looking?
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