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EXIM: user mailman was not found

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by jsteel, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. jsteel

    jsteel Well-Known Member

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    Everyone that has a script using sendmail on our servers is havcing problems. Here's what is happening:

    /usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i

    2003-08-21 04:45:40 Exim configuration error in line 773:
    user mailman was not found

    Any ideas?

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  2. ciphervendor

    ciphervendor Well-Known Member

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    grep mailman /etc/passwd

    That should return a result, if it doesn't then for some reason the mailman user is missing on your machine.

    If that does return a result, then try:

    /scripts/exim4

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  3. rch

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    me too: yes, the 'mailman' user exists and /scripts/exim4 changes nothing.

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    Answering my own post [grin] - jail shell feature seems broken, it doesn't add 'mailman' to user specific passwd file, so enabling normal shell for users helps.

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    Excellent isolation of the bug. Switching shells is not an option.; it opens a slew of security concerns.

    I'll open this as a bug with cPanel.

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    Opened a bug report and was simply told it is a known bug and they would once agin forward to the developers.

    It's amazing how useless the jailshell is these days. The two primary reasons to have a shell account is to compile code (gcc) and utilize scripts that most commonly include sendmail. Neither one of these is supported in the jailshell. why they released jailshell without this support is baffling.

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