Am I being stoopid?


#1

Hi there,

I’m new to the list, but I’ve had a good dig around the archives to see if
this has been asked before, and besides which I’m in a real hurry with this
:wink:

I get the feeling I’m being stupid, and I’m almost certain this is 100% a
sendmail problem, but when I send a mail to rt@server.blah.blah, sendmail
chucks back:

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
"|/usr/bin/rt/bin/rt-mailgate futurenet correspond"
(expanded from: rt@linuxdev.futurenet.co.uk)

----- Transcript of session follows -----
sh: rt-mailgate not available for sendmail programs
554 “|/usr/bin/rt/bin/rt-mailgate futurenet correspond”… Service
unavailable

Now I thought that must be a permissions error, but after having spent an
hour working with various combos of permissions, still can’t get the thing
going. Anyone could remove the full from my eyes would be much loved :wink:

Rob Fenwick
Web Administrator, Futurenet
Future Publishing UK
http://www.futurenet.co.uk


#2

Rob Fenwick wrote:

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
"|/usr/bin/rt/bin/rt-mailgate futurenet correspond"
(expanded from: rt@linuxdev.futurenet.co.uk)

----- Transcript of session follows -----
sh: rt-mailgate not available for sendmail programs
554 “|/usr/bin/rt/bin/rt-mailgate futurenet correspond”… Service
unavailable

This should be (and probably is) a FAQ. Your sendmail uses smrsh, a
restricted shell. You have to tell sendmail, which programs fit in
your security-policy, otherwise sendmail refuses to run theses
programs.

A ‘ln -sf /usr/bin/rt/bin/rt-mailgate /etc/srmsh/rt-mailgate’ should
give rt-mailgate the sufficient trust.

Strange $PATH you got there :wink:

Ralph
Ralph Angenendt | "Military justice is to justice what military
http://www.letras.de | music is to music"
ra@letras.de | – Groucho Marx


#3

This should be (and probably is) a FAQ.

You’re right, it is - sorry! I’ll go and do some self-mutilation by way of
apology :wink:

Thanks for setting me straight on that.

Rob Fenwick
Web Administrator, Futurenet
Future Publishing UK
http://www.futurenet.co.uk