send-pr issues probably related to sendmail misconfiguration

Jim Mock mij at
Tue May 13 21:36:17 PDT 2003

On Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at 07:50  PM, Evan Dower wrote:
> When I try to send-pr, I get:
> May  9 02:28:09 lojak sm-mta[21955]: h499RhZE021953: 
> to=<FreeBSD-gnats-submit at>, 
> ctladdr=<evantd at> (1001/1001), delay=00:00:26, 
> xdelay=00:00:25, mailer=esmtp, pri=30460, 
> [], dsn=4.2.0, stat=Deferred: 450 
> <>: Helo command rejected: Host not found
> I can 'mail evantd at' just fine, but I suspect that the 
> hotmail servers don't resolve hostnames. is NOT 
> an FQDN, but it's a lot nicer looking. I suppose I could try changing 
> whatever needs to be changed to my FQDN, but what exactly would need 
> to be changed? Is that even what seems to be necessary?

The FreeBSD mail server will bounce anything that doesn't resolve.  If 
UW gave you a smart host (a.k.a., SMTP server) on their network to use, 
configure sendmail to use it.

- jim

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