Help! Mail to 'localhost' not staying local
kdk at daleco.biz
Tue Apr 3 16:22:54 UTC 2007
> Somthing changed -- literally overnight! Or perhaps, some old problem is just showing up.
> All my log reports, et cetera are stuck in mqueue.
> Example -- for years, the following line has been in root's crontab: (sorry if folded)
> @reboot /bin/echo "reboot" |/usr/bin/mail -s "start-up at `date`" root at localhost
> It has worked without any problems delivering an email indicating start-up time.
> Now... Well, here's some lines from the 'mqueue' file:
> H??Received: from zebra.athome.net (localhost.athome.net [127.0.0.1])
> by zebra.athome.net (8.13.3/8.13.3) with ESMTP id l33AFhEA000481
> for <root at zebra.athome.net>; Tue, 3 Apr 2007 06:15:44 -0400 (EDT)
> (envelope-from root at ld2.networksolutions.com)
> H??Received: (from root at localhost)
> by zebra.athome.net (8.13.3/8.13.3/Submit) id l33AFhqS000433
> for root at localhost; Tue, 3 Apr 2007 06:15:43 -0400 (EDT)
> (envelope-from root)
> It seems that my local network name of "athome.net" is being "evaluated."
>>From 'whois athome.net' --
> Domain Name: ATHOME.NET
> Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.
> Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
> Referral URL: http://www.networksolutions.com
> Name Server: NS3.LAMEDELEGATION.NET
> Name Server: NS4.LAMEDELEGATION.NET
> Status: clientTransferProhibited
> Updated Date: 02-apr-2007
> Creation Date: 30-nov-1999
> Expiration Date: 30-nov-2015
> It's been around since 1999, but was updated yesterday.
Why are your nameservers set to "lamedelegation.net"? Did you
leave an old credit card on file with your registrar?
It *sounds* like a potential issue.
Just, err, curious?
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