Thanks to all of you who helped me!
SGI's own sendmail has traditionally had built-in knowledge of some
shells. Only when you flout its internal list do you need to create
This seemed to be the problem. I replaced my sendmail by a newer one
because of security holes (supplied by one of our admins -- so I
wasn't aware of the matter). Now I created an /etc/shells, and
everything works fine.
Thanks once more.
Rick Troxel Rick_Troxel(_at_)nih(_dot_)gov
All effort and exertion put forth by man from the fullness of his
heart is worship, if it is prompted by the highest motives and
the will to do service to humanity. --Abdu'l-Baha
On Mon, 29 Sep 1997, Hubert Palme wrote:
palme> Hmm... There is no /etc/shells file on my Irix system. May be
palme> it's at another place!? On my Linux box I found it. But that is
palme> strange: On another Irix system, I also didn't find any
palme> /etc/shells, but there it works fine! So what's wrong?...
Hubert Palme Bergische Universitaet-Gesamthochschule Wuppertal
Email: palme(_at_)uni-wuppertal(_dot_)de (Germany)