Procedure to check sendmail "secure by default" status

(Doc ID 1019247.1)

Last updated on JULY 11, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version: 8.0 and later   [Release: 8.0 and later ]
All Platforms


This document will instruct you on how to determine if your sendmail configuration is using the "Secure by Default" profile.  This is a possible cause for the symptom "can't receive mail".

The "Secure by Default Network Profile" is an installation enhancement that arrived with Solaris 10 Update 3 (Solaris 10 11/06).

This technical instruction will show how to check if this is affecting sendmail; how to determine if the Default Network Profile is enabled on the system; how to re-enable all services affected under the Default Network Profile or how to re-enable sendmail only.

For more detail on the "Secure by Default Network Profile", refer to:

Solaris 10 "What's New" for the Solaris 10 11/06 Release


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