On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 9:59 AM, Vijay Sankar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
<sigh> What do you think it does, how did you use it, and how did you
determine that it has no effect?
I've already noted that the -B option only affects submission and is
ignored when running sendmail as a daemon, making GVG's usage of it
incorrect. If you aren't feeding the sendmail command an email
message on stdin, then the -B option isn't for you.
Sorry for the noise. I should not have sent that message.
What happened was, in a misguided attempt to help, I tried running sendmail
with the various options GVG had mentioned.
/usr/sbin/sendmail -L sm-mta -C/etc/mail/sendmail.cf -bd -qp -B8BITMIME -X
and got the error
Jul 10 11:54:09 vijay sm-mta:
NOQUEUE:SYSERR(root): /etc/mail/sendmail.cf: line 0: cannot open: No such
file or directory
on my desktop. Obviously this had nothing to do with -B8BITMIME and was due to
my having renamed /etc/mail/sendmail.cf sometime ago
to /etc/mail/sendmail.cf.original. But I misunderstood the error because I
was in a rush and thought it was due to the flag -B8BITMIME.
Thanks very much for taking the time to correct my mistake.
Vijay Sankar, M.Eng., P.Eng.
ForeTell Technologies Limited
59 Flamingo Avenue, Winnipeg, MB Canada R3J 0X6
Phone: +1 204 885 9535, E-Mail: email@example.com