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Old 02-16-2005, 12:58 AM   #1
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couldn't able to start sendmail


couldn't able to start sendmail


[root@e RPMS]# /etc/init.d/sendmail start
Starting sendmail: sendmail: usage: sendmail [ -t ] [ -fsender ] [ -Fname ] [ -bp ] [ -bs ] [ arg ... ]
[FAILED]


log says,

Feb 16 11:20:45 e sendmail: sendmail: usage: sendmail [ -t ] [ -fsender ] [ -Fname ] [ -bp ] [ -bs ] [ arg ... ]
Feb 16 11:20:45 e sendmail: sendmail startup failed

what could be the possible cause,


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Old 02-16-2005, 03:28 AM   #2
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This is due probably to a bad written start-up script. Take a look at the /etc/init.d/sendmail to see what options are invoked when you run it with the "start" option.

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Old 02-16-2005, 10:07 AM   #3
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You don't say in your profile what distro you are running, but you might try "service sendmail start" at the prompt (quotation marks mine).
 
  


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