email .db files

Michael Sims michaels at
Thu May 15 10:35:10 EDT 2003

Quoting Dan Bishop <dbishop at>:

> I know the access.db file is created using the access file. Same with 
> the aliases.db and the deny.db files being created with their respective 
> files.  But is there a way to see the contents of the created files?
> We are having some rejected mail, that I'm told isn't making it to our 
> staff, and some that they have sent that isn't  getting out.  I need to 
> see what we are accepting, rejecting, and what our aliases are.

This sounds like a sendmail question to me, unless I'm reading it wrong.

If it is sendmail, and you have the "strings" command (part of the binutils RPM 
on my Red Hat server) you can use it to show the printable characters contained 
inside the db file:

strings /path/to/access.db

If your question wasn't sendmail related, I apologize...

Michael Sims
Project Analyst - Information Technology
Crye-Leike Realtors
Office: (901)758-5648  Pager: (901)769-3722

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