forwarding email to inn

Michael Stassen stassenm at indiana.edu
Tue Sep 11 14:56:46 UTC 2001



Looks to me like 

  > smrsh: mailpost not available for sendmail programs

is the clue.  It appears that sendmail/smrsh is refusing to run
mailpost.  See http://www.sendmail.org/faq/section3.html#3.34 

Michael

On Tue, 11 Sep 2001, Bill Tangren wrote:

> 
> This question may be better posed to procmail (or sendmail) lists, but I 
> thought I would try here first. I have a test user on my RedHat 7.0 box 
> called 'helptest'. I have a line in my /etc/aliases file that reads:
> 
> 
> helptest: "|/usr/bin/mailpost -d local usno.aa.test"
> 
> 
> The newsgroup I set up is usno.aa.test. When I send an email to helptest, 
> I get the following error (in a returned email):
> 
>    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> "|/usr/bin/mailpost -d local usno.aa.test" 
>     (reason: service unavailable)
>     (expanded from: <helptest at aa.usno.navy.mil>)
> 
>    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
> smrsh: mailpost not available for sendmail programs
> 554 5.0.0 "|/usr/bin/mailpost -d local usno.aa.test" ... Service
> unavailable
> 
> Could the problem be in how I set up the newsgroup?  I read the man pages for mailpost 
> and inews. 
> 
> 
> Bill Tangren
> 
> 



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