I'm on Solaris 5.11 running sendmail. Local usernames are of the form <letters><numbers> (e.g. hn06511). In the past we used aliases to make point to <username>@olddomain.com.
Now there's a new email address scheme and a new domain. Now email addresses are of the form <firstname>.<lastname>@newdomain.com.
So I changed the aliases to be:
This works, however <username>@olddomain.com no longer works. To add insult to injury, there are many scripts with hardcoded email addresses to the old style.
So I want to change <username>@olddomain.com -> <firstname><lastname>@newdomain.com. I thought I could use virtusertables to accomplish this so I made a virtusertable that contains:
Supposedly that should take <anybody>@olddomain.com and route it to just the username (%1). I hoped that then the aliases I have defined would translate <username> -> <firstname>.<lastname>@newdomain.com. But as far as I can see sendmail is ignoring this virtusertable completely and attempting delivery to <username>@olddomain.com and, of course, failing.
AFAICT I formated the virtusertable properly and ran makemap (should I be using dbm or hash? I've seen both). AFAICT I have put in the proper FEATURE and done the make and made sure the generated sendmail.cf is in the proper place. I've seen FEATURE expressed as both
virtusertable',dbm -o /etc/mail/virtusertable')
virtusertable',hash -o /etc/mail/virtusertable')
But neither work.
What kind of debugging or other info can I provide and try?
Thanks in advance.