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  Learning the Terminal in Jaguar, Part 2
Subject:   local-host-names error (World writable error)
Date:   2003-05-13 08:06:00
From:   anonymous2
Response to: local-host-names error

You have to check the permissions on / and all the subdirectories like /etc, /etc/mail for write permissions. If there is no write permission on / or /etc then give the write permissions and check.


This will set the permissions for every directory sendmail needs to be
non-group writable:
   sudo chmod go-w / /etc /etc/mail /usr /var /var/spool
/var/spool/mqueue /private
Check all these permissions are same as below.


drwxr-xr-x 45 root   sys     3584 Feb 3 10:24 etc
drwxr-xr-x  2 root   mail     512 Feb 3 11:54 mail
-rw-r--r--  1 root   bin     153 Sep 30 10:24 Mail.rc
-rw-r--r--  1 root   bin     1201 Sep 30 10:24 aliases
-rw-r--r--  1 root   mail      0 Oct 10 04:58 aliases.dir
-rw-r--r--  1 root   mail    1024 Oct 10 04:58 aliases.pag
-rw-r--r--  1 root   bin     5266 Sep 27 19:07 helpfile
-rw-r--r--  1 root   bin      0 Sep 24 2001 local-host-names
-rw-r--r--  1 root   bin     1829 Sep 30 10:19 mailx.rc
-r--r--r--  1 root   bin    34924 Sep 30 10:24 main.cf
-r--r--r--  1 root   bin    35625 Oct 1 05:09 sendmail.cf
-r--r--r--  1 root   other   35625 Oct 1 05:09
sendmail.cf.pre110615-05
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root   root      8 Sep 30 10:24 sendmail.hf ->
helpfile
-r--r--r--  1 root   bin    35625 Sep 30 10:24 subsidiary.cf
-rw-r--r--  1 root   bin      5 Sep 24 2001 trusted-users


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  1. local-host-names error (World writable error)
    2003-10-22 17:22:26  anonymous2 [View]

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