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

Florent Thoumie flz at
Mon Mar 28 00:50:02 PST 2005

Danny Pansters a écrit :
> 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?
> (also...contrast this inconvenience with every non-subscribed spammer being 
> able to spam us if she has a colo set up properly...)

	You might want to use ssmtp. Since you're using your ISP's smtp
	server to send mail, there should be no problem if you don't
	have a FQDN hostname.

Florent Thoumie
flz at

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