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2. File Roadmap

We will put all of sendmail's configuration files in a separate directory under /etc: /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 /etc/mail/sendmail.cf.

The following files will populate /etc/mail:

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.


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