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My ISP provides a mail service, but mail server requires authentification for sending mail, and I need to configure mail server to send mail because I want to use mutt as mail reader. I found an article how to do that, but "makemap" says:
It could be that you don't have permission to open the client-info file that contains the list of client info. It could also be that you don't have permission to create the client-info.db in the directory where you ran the command. Or, it may be that the info in the client-info file wasn't in a format suitable for a hash map.
Well, I don't think the problem is in permissions, because as you see in my bash prompt I tried to do it as root. So may be the problem is in file format, it contains such a string:
AuthInfo:mail.myISP.net "U:my_login_name" "I:my_email_address" "P:my_password"
I've just tried to use file format that you give in your HOWTO, but the error still exists. So I have no idea how can it be fixed :?
makemap [-C file] [-N] [-c cachesize] [-d] [-D commentchar] [-e] [-f] [-l] [-o] [-r] [-s] [-t delim] [-u] [-v] maptype mapnam
Makemap creates the database maps used by the keyed map lookups in sendmail(8). It reads input from the standard input and outputs them to the indicated mapname.
You are taking the input from the exact same file that you are using as an output.
Do you maybe want:
smmurf:/etc/mail/auth# makemap hash client-info.db < client-info