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Sendmail, 3rd Edition by Bryan Costales

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Alphabetized Error Reference

The error messages produced by the sendmail program are in alphabetical order. Each message is preceded by the section or sections of the book in which the error is covered.

PSBUFSIZ

Address too long

UnsafeGroupWrites

Address address is unsafe for mailing to programs or files

EX_TEMPFAIL

alias database unavailable

Section 12.1.2

aliasing/forwarding loop broken

Section 12.1.3

cannot alias non-local names

Section 12.2.2

cannot open: reason

EX_TEMPFAIL

cannot open SMTP client channel, fd=file descriptor

EX_SOFTWARE

cannot parse double bounce address

EX_SOFTWARE

Cannot parse Postmaster!

EX_UNAVAILABLE

child died on signal decimal representation of the signal value

Section 12.4.1

can't even parse postmaster!

Section 9.3.7

config error: mail loops back to me (MX problem?)

XDEBUG

daemon process doesn't have $j in $=w; see syslog

XDEBUG

daemon process $j lost dot; see syslog

SM_CONF_SHM and Section 11.6.2

Data unavailable: shared memory not updated

EX_CONFIG

deliver: need SMTP compiled to use clever mailer

EX_OSERR

deliver: no host name

SafeFileEnvironment

/dev/tty... Can't create output: Error 0

EX_CONFIG

DNS failure: CNAME loop for host

Section 7.4.10

Domain of sender address address does not exist

QUEUE

dropenvelope: queueup

EX_SOFTWARE

endmailer delivery agent: wait

XDEBUG

fd which not open

SafeFileEnvironment

filename: group or world writable forward or include file , marked unsafe

Section 7.6.2

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