Restarting smtp:sendmail service reverts back DS entry to older one in /etc/mail/sendmail.cf file . (Doc ID 2202062.1)

Last updated on MAY 01, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 1/13 U11 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


To change mail server from mail1 to mail2, user changes line entry DSmail1 to DSmail2 in /etc/mail/sendmail.cf file to reflect new mail server.

But what happens is after restarting smtp:sendmail service,  sendmail.cf file reverts back to original file meaning DSmail1 line changes back to  DSmail2.

Cause

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