local.users - Specifies mail recipients on the local host.
The local.users file contains a list of user names whose mail is to be
delivered to the local host and whose return address is username@hostname.
Entries in the local.hosts file are in addition to other local users (such
as root and postmaster). See sendmail.cf(4) for a description of other
You can add entries to this file if the host is configured as a simple
client and either of the following is true:
+ The user wants their mail delivered on this machine rather than being
forwarded to the mail server.
+ You are adding aliases to the /var/adm/sendmail/aliases file. When the
host is configured as a simple client, the alias must be added to this
file and the aliases file.
A simple client is defined as a host that had the mail system configured
using the MailConfig application from the System Management utilities or
configured using the mailsetup utility's Quick Setup menu.
The format of the file is as follows:
+ User names are separated by blanks or new lines. Multiple user name
can be specified on a line.
+ Blank lines are ignored.
+ A comment mark (#) ends the line.
After modifying the local.users file, you must restart the sendmail daemon
to apply the changes. Use the following command:
# /sbin/init.d/sendmail restart
rw # A comment followed by an ignored blank line.
# Another comment.
mariah # Another comment.
carey # Leading blanks are acceptable.
Specifies the path name for the file.