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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Troubleshooting Your Mail Configuration

The following sections provide some tips and tools that you can use for troubleshooting mail.

Checking Aliases

To verify aliases and determine whether mail can be delivered to a given recipient, type /usr/lib/sendmail -v -bv recipient and press Return. The command displays the aliases and identifies the final address as deliverable or not. The following example shows the output from this command.

% /usr/lib/sendmail -v -bv shamira@raks
shamira... aliased to   mwong
mwong... aliased to              shamira@raks
shamira@raks... deliverable
%

CAUTION

Take extra care to avoid loops and inconsistent databases when both local and domain-wide aliases are used. Be especially careful when you move a user from one system to another ...

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