[Semibug] sendmail question

Carl T. Miller carl at carltm.com
Mon Mar 16 14:53:19 EDT 2020

Okay, then I'd try creating a blank db file and see
if that takes care of the problem.

makemap has /etc/mail/blockhelo.db < /dev/null

Of course this won't solve the mystery of what's
requiring it, but it might get sendmail working again.


On 3/16/20 11:45 AM, Mike Wayne wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 04:24:06PM -0400, Carl T. Miller wrote:
>> Try checking your sendmail.mc and/or sendmail.cf files.
> I did that with the grep in the OP.
>> Out of curiosity, what is the output from this command?
>> grep -Ri blockhelo /etc/mail
> Nothing. I'm really confused about where it's finding it.
>> On 3/13/20 3:29 PM, Mike Wayne wrote:
>>> I'm getting messages like this on a FreeBSD server in /var/log/messages
>>>      sm-mta[81517]: 01CKJqXB081517: SYSERR(root): hash map "helo": missing map file /etc/mail/blockhelo.db: No such file or directory
>>> Google is NOT finding anything about blockhelo
>>> grep helo /etc/mail/*					finds nothing
>>> strings `which sendmail` | grep helo			finds nothing
>>> grep blockhelo /usr/src/contrib/sendmail/src/*		finds nothing
>>> Clearly, it's a database of some sort, likely used by sendmail.
>>> Any pointers of where to look?
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