Sendmail mailertable troubles

Peter Bonivart peter at UCGBOOK.COM
Fri Nov 21 23:14:14 GMT 2003

Just a guess from a tired list reader who really should be doing
something else Friday night. Try adding this line:        smtp:[]

Notice no dot first. Also, be careful editing the cf-file directly, you
should edit the mc-file and let make build the cf for you.

/Peter Bonivart

--Unix lovers do it in the Sun

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Al Cooper wrote:
> I am attempting to use a Cobalt RaQ550 running MS/SA to "front" a series of
> Exchange servers and provide spamming filtering.  I have MS/SA running with
> no issues.  The RaQ550's does not have support for mailertable
> feature, so I edited the file and added:
> Kmailertable hash /etc/mail/mailertable
> I then added a file at /etc/mail/mailertable in which contains the following
> entry.
>        smtp:[]
> in which is the domain I want to forward and is the
> exchange server.
> I pointed the MX records for to the Cobalt box.
> I then restart sendmail and send a test e-mail to user at I
> receive the following error:
>   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> <user at>
>    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
> 554 5.0.0 MX list for points back to (cobalt box)
> 554 5.3.5 Local configuration error
> It looks like sendmail is not using the mailertable file to determine the
> next hop for the mail.
> What am I missing??????
> Thanks for your help.
> Al Cooper

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