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AbrahamJose 05-19-2006 06:01 AM

Problem in sending mail
 
When I send mail to another aix node by

mail user1@host1

After the compeletion of the process, I get the error message

Can't create transcript file ./xfh32JMhl01671: Permission denied

It is observed that mail is not send

Can anybody help me?

prozac 05-19-2006 06:35 AM

i am not sure but i think you need write access to that file its complaining about.

AbrahamJose 05-22-2006 08:22 PM

permission
 
It is the /var/spool/mail direcory, that handles the mail

In some machines mail is working

In some other machines with the same permisiions, mail is not working.

AbrahamJose 05-25-2006 06:08 AM

further
 
It is observed that AIX 4.3 has no such problem.
All the AIX 5.2 boxes have this problem.

Is it a bug with AIX 5.2?

Any suggestion?

Michael AM 05-27-2006 09:15 AM

I would check that the directory /var/spool/ directories.

the mail directory is for the inboxes, mqueue is for processing mail

On my system (mail is working) I have the following permissions:

michael@x054:[/usr/include]ls -ld /var/spool/m*
drwxrwxr-x 2 bin mail 4096 May 25 17:32 /var/spool/mail
drwxrwx--- 2 root system 256 May 27 16:13 /var/spool/mqueue

AbrahamJose 05-29-2006 12:25 AM

Thank u Micheal

In my machines owner of mqueue directory was bin
I changed it to root
Now I can send mail to a user in the same host.
(mail user1)

But mail user1@host1
returns the mail
Can u send mail to another host in the NW as an ordinary user?
Any suggestion ?


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