SUMMARY: problem with NIS map for mail.aliases

From: Ned Danieley (
Date: Tue Feb 18 1992 - 13:02:55 CST

Well, I finally have a solution:

>I had a similar problem once. It was caused by using a newer version
>of sendmail than the one supplied by sun. I fixed it by changing all
>occurances of sendmail to sendmail.orig.
>It appears that the aliases map is built up using special flags to
>Paul Lindner |

what I didn't mention in my original post is that I'm using Berkeley's
5.65 sendmail. apparently Sun's sendmail does something 'special' to
the database files that get made by NIS. changing the Makefile to use
Sun's version seems to work just great. Thanks to all who tried to help:

Leonard E. Sitongia
Philip Hammar Internet:
Pamela Hanes
Dale W. Lewis radian!
Barry N. Nelson
Krishna Veeraghanta
Scott W. Borow

and an extra big thanks to Paul!

Ned Danieley (
Basic Arrhythmia Laboratory
Box 3140, Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC  27710   (919) 660-5111 or 660-5100

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