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  Learning the Terminal in Jaguar, Part 2
Subject:   3-3-03 Security Upadate & Sendmail
Date:   2003-03-10 12:02:12
From:   chris_stone
Please read this if sendmail has stopped working after applying the 3-3-03 security update:


The update renames the current sendmail.cf file to sendmail.cf.bak and then installs a new sendmail.cf, which is no different than your previous unedited sendmail.cf. So, you could either edit the new file again, or replace it back with the backed up file. This would do it:


#First, back up the new default file:


sudo mv sendmail.cf sendmail.cf.default


#Then rename your previous file to put it back in place:


sudo mv sendmail.cf.bak sendmail.cf


#And restart sendmail:


sudo /System/Library/StartupItems/Sendmail/Sendmail restart


Or, if you chose the chmod method of handling sendmail's security requirement, you'll need to make / non group-writable again:


sudo chmod g-w /


Again, these "fixes" apply to getting sendmail working for the purposes of the tutorial, but not necessarily in a full, working mail server environment.



--Chris


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