We will put all of sendmail's configuration files in a separate directory under
/etc/mail. Usually, sendmail will expect these files to reside directly under
/etc. To avoid problems,
/etc/sendmail.cf should be a symbolic link to
The following files will populate
aliases- contains additional local addresses
genericsdomain- contains some information on your local host's configuration
genericstable- contains the actual rewriting rules.
sendmail.cf- sendmail's configuration file
sendmail.mc- the source of
Some of these files will be accompanied by
.db files. They contain hashed databases for sendmail's direct use.
We assume that the
cf part of sendmail's source tree resides under a directory named
/usr/lib/sendmail.cf. This is the case on Debian GNU/Linux systems. Other distributions will put this stuff at different places. Please refer to your distribution's documentation for details.