[lug] Does mail speak SMTP?

Dhruva B. Reddy bdhruva at gmx.net
Fri Feb 13 13:27:25 MST 2004

Oops.  It turns out the MTA was just not reading the configuration.
In RedHat you have to manually copy your sendmail.cf file to the /etc
directory.  I kept rebuilding it with m4 in the /etc/mail directory and
found out that it was never reading that file.  So basically it was just
me forgetting the file location that RedHat likes.

Thanks for the response,

On Thu, 12 Feb 2004 at 19:10 -0700, Andrew Diederich soliloquized thusly:
> I ran into this (well, something with mail) a year or so ago.  For solaris,
> mail uses config files of /etc/mail/mailx.cnfg and /etc/mail/Mail.rc.
> My problem was that /usr/ucb/mail and /usr/lib/sendmail on Solaris 
> were using different lookup tables in postfix.  But anyway, that's what
> I found out for Solaris.  
> Hope it helps.
> -- 
> Andrew Diederich
> diederic at boulder.net
> On Thu, 12 Feb 2004, Dhruva B. Reddy wrote:
> > I had always assumed that the "mail" application uses the system's local
> > MTA.  Yet, we just tried running it on a Redhat 7.3 box, and it appears
> > to try to go directly to the destination SMTP server.  Below is the
> > result of running "mail -v"
> > 
> > Am I correct in my assumption.  If so, is there a way to force "mail" to
> > use the local MTA?
> > 
> <snip>
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > -d
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