Forwarding fails in Sendmail 5.65c+IDA-1.4.4

Forwarding fails in Sendmail 5.65c+IDA-1.4.4

Post by Saras Kuppusa » Wed, 30 Jun 1993 13:10:12



We have found that forwarding of mail by use of a .forward file fails when the uid of the recipient
is greater than 32767. In sendmail.h, q_uid is defined as a short integer (as is q_gid). Changing these
to long appears to solve the problem.

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1. sendmail-5.65c+IDA-1.4.4 question - too many sendmail processes

We have a SLIP connection to the net and we run sendmail-5.65c+IDA-1.4.4 on
the gateway machine instead of the plain-vanilla sendmail supplied by Sun.
The box is SparcStation 2 with SunOS 4.1.2.

We have two problems with it:

1. We start sendmail /etc/rc, with the command
     /usr/lib/sendmail -bd -q1m
   However, sometimes when I send mail with 'mail -v' it takes a few minutes
   for sendmail to display the dialog, even if it is between local machines.

2. When a lot of mails are sent, it looks like sendmail forks a copy of
   itself for each mail. Is there any limit to this forking?

Please respond via email to either address below, as I'm not on the News.

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