1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 30, 2011 9:26 AM by 897085 RSS

    Sendmail creating many mail.local process

    897085
      I have configured sendmail 8.13.8 on Solaris 10. The issue is that after sendmail configuration, i found that many mail.local process are created & this hangs the server. Below is the config file sendmail.mc i used for configuration to relay messages to another server. I compiled this file & copied it to /etc/mail folder as sendmail.cf. After this i restarted sendmail. After couple of hours, many mail.local process are created

      divert(-1)
      divert(0)dnl
      VERSIONID(`@(#)sendmail.mc 1.11 (Sun) 06/21/04')
      OSTYPE(`solaris8')dnl
      DOMAIN(`solaris-generic')dnl
      define(`confFALLBACK_SMARTHOST', `mailhost$?m.$m$.')dnl
      MAILER(`local')dnl
      MAILER(`smtp')dnl

      LOCAL_NET_CONFIG
      R$* < @ $* .$m. > $* $#esmtp $@ $2.$m $: $1 < @ $2.$m. > $3

      Now i am running a cron job temporarily to kill these process.