This section, which includes the following topics, describes some of the differences in the Solaris version of sendmail as compared to the generic Berkeley version.
Starting in the Solaris 10 release, the following flags are used to compile sendmail. If your configuration requires other flags, you need to download the source and recompile the binary. You can find information about this process at http://www.sendmail.org.
Table 14-1 General sendmail Flags
Table 14-2 Maps and Database Types
Table 14-3 Solaris Flags
The following table lists generic flags that are not used to compile the version of sendmail that is delivered with the Solaris 10 release.
Table 14-4 Generic Flags Not Used in the Solaris Version of sendmail
To see a list of the flags that are used to compile sendmail, use the following command.
% /usr/lib/sendmail -bt -d0.10 < /dev/null
Note - The preceding command does not list the flags that are specific to Sun.
MILTER, sendmail's Mail Filter API, enables third-party programs to access mail messages as they are being processed to filter meta-information and content. You do not need to build the filter and configure sendmail to use it. This API is enabled by default in version 8.13 of sendmail.
For more details, see the following:
The Solaris release does not include all of the command synonyms that are provided in the generic release from sendmail.org. This table includes a complete list of the command aliases. The table also lists whether the commands are included in the Solaris release and how to generate the same behavior by using sendmail.
Table 14-5 Alternate sendmail Commands
Starting in the Solaris 10 release, sendmail includes a configuration option that enables you to define the version of the sendmail.cf file. This option enables older configuration files to be used with the current version of sendmail. You can set the version level to values between 0 and 10. You can also define the vendor. Either Berkeley or Sun is a valid vendor option. If a version level is specified but no vendor is defined, Sun is used as the default vendor setting. The following table lists some of the valid options.
Table 14-6 Version Values for the Configuration File
Note - You are urged not to use V1/Sun. For more information, refer to http://www.sendmail.org/vendor/sun/differences.html#4.