Help For a Newbie pls

Russ Allbery rra at
Tue Jan 16 20:41:44 UTC 2001

In case you never got a response to this question from last August....

Balaji srinivasan <chennai_dude at> writes:

> I have taken over from a system admin a Linux Box (RH6.0) running innd
> Ver 2.2. We are experiencing problems when mail get posted to
> newsgroup. As I'm new to this stuff it's all Greek & Latin to me. I'm
> attaching the err msgs...pls help me in fixing this.

> Thanks

>   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors ----- 
> "|/usr/bin/mailpost customer_service" 
>    (expanded from: <customer_service at>) 
> "|/usr/bin/mailpost train_info" 
>    (expanded from: <train_info at>) 
> "|/usr/bin/mailpost license" 
>    (expanded from: <license at>) 

>   ----- Transcript of session follows ----- 
> sh: mailpost not available for sendmail programs 
> 554 "|/usr/bin/mailpost customer_service"... Service unavailable

You're using sendmail with smrsh and mailpost isn't listed in smrsh as a
valid program that can be run from aliases.  You need to configure smrsh
to allow mailpost to be executed; see the smrsh documentation.

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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