Originally Posted by mak99
I come from using aix and there we edit the sendmail.cf using vi editor - can I still do this on linux? and how do I configure to use outgoing authentication?
If you're familiar with sendmail on AIX, you're all set. It functions the same way under Linux.
Yes, you can edit a file with VI in Linux, same as you can on any other version of unix/linux. And there are many sendmail tutorials on how to set up authentication, but since you don't say what KIND of authentication, we can't help you. Check Google for specific instructions, or use the same sendmail.cf lines that you did in AIX.
And on a related note, since you're familiar with sendmail on AIX...you should already know that you shouldn't edit the .cf file, but the MC file, and use the preprocessor to generate a new CF.