Part I Network Services Topics
1. Network Service (Overview)
2. Managing Web Cache Servers
3. Time-Related Services
Part II Accessing Network File Systems Topics
4. Managing Network File Systems (Overview)
5. Network File System Administration (Tasks)
6. Accessing Network File Systems (Reference)
Part III SLP Topics
7. SLP (Overview)
8. Planning and Enabling SLP (Tasks)
9. Administering SLP (Tasks)
10. Incorporating Legacy Services
11. SLP (Reference)
Part IV Mail Services Topics
12. Mail Services (Overview)
13. Mail Services (Tasks)
Task Map for Mail Services
Planning Your Mail System
Setting Up Mail Services (Task Map)
Setting Up Mail Services
How to Set Up a Mail Server
How to Set Up a Mail Client
How to Set Up a Mail Host
How to Set Up a Mail Gateway
How to Use DNS With sendmail
Setting SMTP to Use TLS
How to Set SMTP to Use TLS
Managing Mail Delivery by Using an Alternate Configuration
How to Manage Mail Delivery by Using an Alternate Configuration of sendmail.cf
Administering Mail Alias Files (Task Map)
Administering Mail Alias Files
How to Initiate an NIS+ mail_aliases Table
How to List the Contents of the NIS+ mail_aliases Table
How to Add Aliases to the NIS+ mail_aliases Table From the Command Line
How to Add Entries by Editing an NIS+ mail_aliases Table
How to Edit Entries in an NIS+ mail_aliases Table
How to Set Up an NIS mail.aliases Map
How to Set Up a Local Mail Alias File
How to Create a Keyed Map File
Administering the Queue Directories (Task Map)
Administering the Queue Directories
How to Display the Contents of the Mail Queue, /var/spool/mqueue
How to Force Mail Queue Processing in the Mail Queue, /var/spool/mqueue
How to Run a Subset of the Mail Queue, /var/spool/mqueue
How to Move the Mail Queue, /var/spool/mqueue
How to Run the Old Mail Queue, /var/spool/omqueue
Administering .forward Files (Task Map)
Administering .forward Files
How to Disable .forward Files
How to Change the .forward-File Search Path
How to Create and Populate /etc/shells
Troubleshooting Procedures and Tips for Mail Services (Task Map)
Troubleshooting Procedures and Tips for Mail Services
How to Test the Mail Configuration
How to Test the sendmail Rule Sets
Resolving Error Messages
14. Mail Services (Reference)
Part V Serial Networking Topics
15. Solaris PPP 4.0 (Overview)
16. Planning for the PPP Link (Tasks)
17. Setting Up a Dial-up PPP Link (Tasks)
18. Setting Up a Leased-Line PPP Link (Tasks)
19. Setting Up PPP Authentication (Tasks)
20. Setting Up a PPPoE Tunnel (Tasks)
21. Fixing Common PPP Problems (Tasks)
22. Solaris PPP 4.0 (Reference)
23. Migrating From Asynchronous Solaris PPP to Solaris PPP 4.0 (Tasks)
24. UUCP (Overview)
25. Administering UUCP (Tasks)
26. UUCP (Reference)
Part VI Working With Remote Systems Topics
27. Working With Remote Systems (Overview)
28. Administering the FTP Server (Tasks)
29. Accessing Remote Systems (Tasks)
Part VII Monitoring Network Services Topics
30. Monitoring Network Performance (Tasks)
Building the sendmail.cf Configuration File
How to Build a New sendmail.cf File shows you how to build the configuration file. Although you can still use
older versions of sendmail.cf files, the best practice is to use the new format.
For more details, refer to the following.
How to Build a New sendmail.cf File
The following procedure shows you how to build a new configuration file.
Note - /usr/lib/mail/cf/main-v7sun.mc is now /etc/mail/cf/cf/main.mc.
- Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.
Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.
To configure a role with the Primary Administrator profile, see Chapter 2, Working With the Solaris Management Console (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.
- Stop sendmail.
# svcadm -t disable network/smtp:sendmail
- Make a copy of the configuration files that you are changing.
# cd /etc/mail/cf/cf
# cp sendmail.mc myhost.mc
Select a new name for your .mc file.
- Edit the new configuration files (for example, myhost.mc), as necessary.
For example, add the following command line to enable domain masquerading.
# cat myhost.mc
Use the desired host name and domain name.
In this example, MASQUERADE_AS causes sent mail to be labeled as originating from
host.domain, rather than $j.
- Build the configuration file by using m4.
# /usr/ccs/bin/make myhost.cf
- Test the new configuration file by using the -C option to specify the new file.
# /usr/lib/sendmail -C myhost.cf -v testaddr </dev/null
While this command displays messages, it sends a message to testaddr. Only outgoing mail
can be tested without restarting the sendmail service on the system. For systems that
are not handling mail yet, use the full testing procedure in How to Test the Mail Configuration.
- Install the new configuration file after making a copy of the original.
# cp /etc/mail/sendmail.cf /etc/mail/sendmail.cf.save
# cp myhost.cf /etc/mail/sendmail.cf
- Restart the sendmail service.
# svcadm enable network/smtp:sendmail