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Re: simple mail question.. no flames please
On Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at 08:16 , Rommel, Florian wrote:
> ok i have a linux box running some monitoring stuff that sends me an
> alert whenever something happens via email with this command:
> /usr/bin/printf "ALERT SOMEALERT" | /bin/mail -s "ALERT"
> and it works fine with no sendmail running... now, i tried the same
> thing under OBSD 3.0 with sendmail disabled and it gives no error but
> also doesnt send anything (i did change the path to the mail command to
> /usr/bin/mail) and if i have sendmail enabled just as the basics
> install (enable it in the rc file) i get a user unknown...do i HAVE to
> configure sendmail to get just a simple mail message sent?..... why is
> it working then under linux just fine even though sendmail IS
> disabled...... anyway any light into this darkness would be
Because sendmail has changed how it works.
Sendmail now sends mail to a queue and then delivers it on to its
It is this way so sendmail can run as nonroot.