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NIS Aliases

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Using NIS aliases in Sendmail

The default configuration for sendmail on RedHat family systems is to not use NIS for aliases. You can't over-ride this behavior by tweaking /etc/nsswitch.conf like you can on any sensible system, you have to modify the AliasFile= parameter in your /etc/mail/

# location of alias file
O AliasFile=/etc/aliases,nis:mail.aliases@YOUR-NIS-ZONE

If you are rolling from

define(`ALIAS_FILE', `/etc/aliases:mail.aliases@YOUR-NIS-ZONE')dnl
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