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Old 05-01-2006, 03:57 PM   #1
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Sendmail Usermin & Vacation

According to the documentation with vacation, it is installed. I've brought in the .wbm files into webmin to configure the location of the vacation program and set up my auto-reply in usermin. However, when I send a test from another account I simply get a "service unavailable" message. I thought perhaps "vacation" was a service that needed to be started on my server, but that wasn't the case. Anyone know what I could be missing? Is there a configuration that I might be missing in sendmail itself? I have this line in my config file:


Seems like everything is in order, but just not working...
Old 05-02-2006, 12:53 PM   #2
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When the user sets their vacation message in Usermin is the .vacation.msg file being created in their users directory ?

When Vacation is Enabled is the .forward file created in the users directory ? the .forward file tells the system to forward the message to the vacation system..

If the two hidden fileas are not being created, is your usermin config pointed to the vacation executable ?
$ which vacation

$ more /etc/usermin/vacation/config
Old 05-02-2006, 01:31 PM   #3
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Still errors

I verified the config file. Here is my error (I replaced my name and company name):

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
"|/usr/bin/vacation USERNAME"
(reason: Service unavailable)
(expanded from: <>)

----- Transcript of session follows -----
procmail: [18828] Tue May 2 12:25:14 2006
procmail: Assigning "LOGABSTRACT=all"
procmail: Assigning "DROPPRIVS=yes"
procmail: Assuming identity of the recipient, VERBOSE=off
>From Tue May 2 12:25:14 2006
Subject: test
Folder: /var/spool/mail/USERNAME 777
smrsh: "vacation" not available for sendmail programs (stat failed)
554 5.0.0 Service unavailable


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