How to get send-pr/porttools working when on a cable (dsl) provider link

Randy Pratt rpratt1950 at
Sun Mar 27 19:56:50 PST 2005

On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 05:00:15 +0200
Danny Pansters <danny at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Just migrated all my stuff to a new machine and having troubles sending any 
> mail to the freebsd lists and inparticular with send-pr. I have a cable modem 
> connected to my gateway which connects to a gbit switch through which the 
> other pcs connect. The cable provider uses dhcp. I get my IP ok and my 
> hostname (sent through dhclient also, otherwise logging on doesn't work) is 
> danny at I have set up pf to do nat and filtering. 
> It's not a firewall problem.
> I'm having problems getting sendmail (from my desktp -- a client behind the 
> gateway) to be eligible to send mail to the freebsd servers, particularly 
> send-pr.
> I already set my isp's smtp as smart relay in and did make, but now 
> my FQDN hostname is not considered cosher (helo)... its desktop.homenet, a 
> local name.
> How do I solve this?

I'll leave the sendmail answers to those who really understand it.

As an alternative, sendmail configurations could be avoided by using
ports/sysutils/gtk-send-pr especially if this is your only need
for sendmail.  Gtk-send-pr will deliver mail to any SMTP server.

Just a thought..



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