cswiger at mac.com
Tue Dec 23 09:02:17 PST 2003
Feroz F. Basir wrote:
> My mail server is within my LAN and we dont have/use
> DNS server. Why sendmail want to resolve domain.com?
Sendmail is trying to perform an MX lookup of domain.com, and then will fall
back to using an A record (or the /etc/hosts file) if that fails.
> Do I need to setup DNS server under fbsd4.9 just to
> resolve odmain.com if I send to john at domain.com?
Nope. But sendmail and lots of other network-aware programs (things like SSH)
are happier when forward and reverse DNS is available.
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