Problem adding mail alias using admintool

Problem adding mail alias using admintool

Post by Mark H. Pri » Wed, 07 Dec 1994 04:48:18



I recently upgraded my domain server to Solaris 2.3 and NIS+.  I
populated my NIS+ tables using files and the nispopulate script.
Everything worked fine (well, at least with mail aliases) until I tried
changing a mail alias using admintool.  Before I changed the mail
aliases using admintool, all my mail aliases had the following form:

        aliasname: user1,user2,user3

After using admintool, they all had the following form:

        aliasname: user1,user2,user3: #

After sending mail to this alias, sendmail gave an error that
"user3: #" was an unknown user.  user1 and user2 received the mail
correctly, but user3 did not.  Obviously, the "#" is the beginning of
admintool's comment field.  I was able to correct the problem using a
modified version of the original aliases file and the nisaddent command.
Is there any way to use admintool to correctly modify the
mail_aliases.org_dir database?  I can certainly continue to use
nisaddent and the file, but would rather use the tool to do this.

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1. adding deleting users without using admintool

I am running Solaris 2.3 and using NIS+.  I have been adding and deleting
users using admintool.  I was wondering how this could be done without
using admintool.  Does anyone know all the steps involved?

Thanks,

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