---- Sendmail not working from command line.

James Lee jlee at visi.com
Fri Apr 25 14:35:28 PDT 2003

I have a real domain name. I have an ISP. I changed the Server name to
ra.myisp.com it's not really ra.myisp.com because I'm sending my info
through email.  I also changed the address. The real address points to
my ISP's primary DNS server. My domain is hosted at another ISP. 

-----Original Message-----
From: William 
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 12:13 PM
Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: RE:---- Sendmail not working from command line.

On Fri, 25 Apr 2003, James Lee wrote:

> This is the output for nslookup localhost.com
> # nslookup localhost.com
> Server:  ra.myisp.com
> Address:
> Non-authoritative answer:
> Name:    localhost.com
> Address:

There seems to be some confusion here.  Both localhost.com and myisp.com
are registered domain names, belonging to other people.  They shouldn't
really be used as names for your machines. ra.myisp.com itself resolves

> I changed the servers name to ra.myisp.com because it points to my
> providers DNS server. I also changed the address underneath server
> because it was my ISPs DNS address. I don't know where to fix this
> problem. I also don't know why the Non-authoritative's address is

That is because that is the name the owners of localhost.com have chosen
to have it resolve to.  Localhost != localhost.com

Ideally, use a domain you own for your internal DNS, or, as long as the
machine is not answering queries coming in from the Internet, make up a
domain like internal.intranet or mydomain.moc.  I have tried using TLDs
as internal-only domains, but they don't work very well.  Some programs
expect name.ext and don't like www.lan or user at lan, with lan. as the
local-only TLD.


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