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Old 11-24-2003, 02:42 PM   #1
unclejessie77
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Sendmail - No local mailer defined.


First off, I installed sendmail from scratch on my friends Redhat 8 server. When I try to start it, i get:

[root@anubis mail]# /usr/sbin/sendmail -bd -q10m
554 5.0.0 No local mailer defined


Here is the maillog after i try to start sendmail:

[root@anubis libexec]# tail /var/log/maillog
Nov 24 15:32:19 anubis sm-msp-queue[11853]: hAODWJSe011464: to=root, delay=06:59
:59, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=661692, relay=[127.0.0.1] [127.0.0.1], d
sn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connection refused by [127.0.0.1]
Nov 24 15:32:20 anubis sm-msp-queue[11853]: hAODWJSf011464: to=postmaster, delay
=06:59:55, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=663272, relay=[127.0.0.1], dsn=4.0
.0, stat=Deferred: Connection refused by [127.0.0.1]
Nov 24 15:32:21 anubis sm-msp-queue[11853]: hAO9WJSe011334: to=root, delay=10:59
:56, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=1021727, relay=[127.0.0.1], dsn=4.0.0, s
tat=Deferred: Connection refused by [127.0.0.1]
Nov 24 15:32:21 anubis sm-msp-queue[11853]: hAO9333N011139: to=root, ctladdr=roo
t (0/0), delay=11:29:18, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=1110404, relay=[127.
0.0.1], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connection refused by [127.0.0.1]
Nov 24 15:32:22 anubis sm-msp-queue[11853]: hANDWJSe010812: to=root, delay=1+07:
00:03, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=2821691, relay=[127.0.0.1], dsn=4.0.0,
stat=Deferred: Connection refused by [127.0.0.1]
Nov 24 15:32:23 anubis sm-msp-queue[11853]: hAN934dM005282: to=root, ctladdr=roo
t (0/0), delay=1+11:29:19, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=3270403, relay=[12
7.0.0.1], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connection refused by [127.0.0.1]
Nov 24 15:32:24 anubis sm-msp-queue[11853]: hAMDWJSe005043: to=root, delay=2+07:
00:05, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=4981692, relay=[127.0.0.1], dsn=4.0.0,
stat=Deferred: Connection refused by [127.0.0.1]
Nov 24 15:32:25 anubis sm-msp-queue[11853]: hAM9342w004815: to=root, ctladdr=roo
t (0/0), delay=2+11:29:21, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=5430404, relay=[12
7.0.0.1], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connection refused by [127.0.0.1]
Nov 24 15:32:26 anubis sm-msp-queue[11853]: hALDWISe004556: to=root, delay=3+07:
00:08, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=7141754, relay=[127.0.0.1], dsn=4.0.0,
stat=Deferred: Connection refused by [127.0.0.1]
Nov 24 15:32:27 anubis sm-msp-queue[11853]: hAL934Bi004347: to=root, ctladdr=roo
t (0/0), delay=3+11:29:23, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=7590466, relay=[12
7.0.0.1], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connection refused by [127.0.0.1]




I am somewhat new to Linux and this is my first real monster I am tackleing. Im at a stand still with this beast. Please, someone just point me in the right direction.
 
Old 01-12-2004, 12:46 AM   #2
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you have to define local mailer (compulsory) .....
read the 'bat book' of sendmail by bryan costalles and eric allman on how to do that properly or just try adding this line to /etc/mail/sendmail.cf file

Mlocal, P=/usr/bin/procmail, F=lsDFMAw5:/|@qSPfhn9, S=1,R=2,T=DNS/RFC822/X-Unix, A=procmail -Y -a $h -d $u

bye
 
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Old 01-14-2004, 06:42 AM   #3
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Thanks for replying zapperabhi but Ive always had a similar line in my config file.

Mlocal, P=/usr/bin/procmail, F=lsSDFMhPfn, S=10, R=20,
A=procmail -Y -a$H -d$u
 
Old 01-15-2004, 08:01 AM   #4
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Try stopping the iptables service....In Red Hat, you can do that by logging in as root and command is:

service iptables stop

then restart sendmail by using:

service sendmail restart

Now try to send mails and check if u still get the same error message

Regards,

amit
 
Old 01-16-2004, 04:25 PM   #5
DrewMoen
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The problem is with your /etc/mail/sendmail.mc file. You do not have a line like

MAILER('smtp')
 
Old 11-05-2009, 07:34 AM   #6
Mapped
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Try to recompile the config file using;
m4 /etc/mail/sendmail.mc > /etc/mail/sendmail.cf

And restart sendmail afterward.

/etc/init.d/sendmail restart
 
Old 01-15-2010, 05:56 AM   #7
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hey mapped thanks a million for this tip. I messed up my sendmail.mc file (panic panic) and this command you gave cleared it up.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 07:50 AM   #8
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Thank you mapped,your tip works!
 
  


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