Sendmail (server) config error

Michael Alestock michaela at
Sun May 18 12:58:07 PDT 2003


     I went through the Sendmail FAQ/Section on in regards to this 
error I got but was unsuccessful.  I hope maybe you can help.

     I run a shellserver ( and a mailserver ( 
on the same homenetwork.  They both have the same Internet IP address because 
of the fact that I use a Dynamic DNS hosting service for my domain 
(  I do have portforwarding on my router to enable the proper 
servers to handle the correct service request.  I setup a MX record so that 
mail going to the MAA-NET.NET domain goes to the host MAIL.MAA-NET.NET.  I 
then have the BSD.MAA-NET.NET users to retrieve INCOMING mail from 
MAIL.MAA-NET.NET.  I have PINE for the email program on BSD.MAA-NET.NET.  The 
.pinerc file has MAIL.MAA-NET.NET specified as the SMTP.  When all is said 
and done and I try receiving mail for my domain (MAA-NET.NET), I get the 
following error......

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
554 5.0.0 MX list for points back to
554 5.3.5 Local configuration error

Am I missing something in the /etc/mail/access, /etc/mail/relay-domains, or 
/etc/mail/local-host-names files???

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