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Date:      Sat, 09 Jan 1999 21:14:11 +0000
From:      Karl Pielorz <kpielorz@tdx.co.uk>
To:        Sue Blake <sue@welearn.com.au>
Cc:        holland@i-p-d.nl, jwenger@ac-ent.com, freebsd-isp@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Majordomo
Message-ID:  <3697C6A3.E0AF732B@tdx.co.uk>
References:  <000101be3bd4$b08982a0$4500a8c0@slopoke.scum.com> <199901091507.QAA07952@ns.i-p-d.nl> <19990110061115.49826@welearn.com.au> <3697B08E.7CB5857C@tdx.co.uk> <19990110065105.30234@welearn.com.au>

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> > Hmmm... Are you sure you don't mean _sendmail_ will refuse to process the
> > aliases with "Warning file xxxxx is insecure" or similar? Rather than
> > Majordomo?
> 
> No, no, sorry, this is not in any way to do with aliases, it's just an
> extra caution for people running recent versions of sendmail (as the
> original poster indicated in the other part I had quoted). It's a
> problem which I've seen people go through hell trying to track down.
> 
> Still, you'd expect a sensible error message like that for this problem
> too, wouldn't you. Doesn't happen. I had something strange like
> majordomo appeared to function correctly, made its little archives and
> so on, but the subscribers never actually received their copies. No
> errors, no complaints, sneaky little bugger it was. But other
> majordomo users reported different types of strange behaviour, never
> obvious where the real problem might be, and much of the symptoms
> downright misleading.

Well, when it happened to us - Sendmail used to complain bitterly when you
started it up, having said that - all the above is valid - and even better
it's now in the searchable archives so others can find it when needed <G>...

-Kp

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