sendmail woes

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Thu Apr 10 12:30:34 PDT 2003

On 2003-04-10 19:28, Brian Astill <bastill at> wrote:
> Giorgos Keramidas wrote
> >Hmmm, this is usually an indication of DNS problems.
> Can only agree - but where is my error ?

Obviously, I can't really know exactly what it is without more details
about your network and DNS setup.

> Apr 10 16:44:52 BAPhD sm-mta[114]: starting daemon (8.12.8): SMTP+queueing at 00:30:00
> Apr 10 16:47:32 BAPhD sm-msp-queue[120]: starting daemon (8.12.8): queueing at 00:30:00
> (the system used pid 113 and 119 when I ran top this morning)

Looks fine.  The pids are not really important as long as it doesn't
fail to start at all.

> sendmail -bt -d0.13 < /dev/null
> ...
>        a.k.a.:

You should probably edit /etc/hosts and change in
the following lines:

    ::1                    localhost              localhost

to something that matches your local domain.  I havn't tried resolving but you should also make sure that it *does* resolve
to an IP address correctly, and that address *does* resolve to or one of its aliases too.

- Giorgos

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