sendmail static host for domain

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Mon May 26 18:33:09 PDT 2003

In the last episode (May 27), Andrew Thomson said:
> I'm trying to route all email to a domain to another mail server on my
> local network.
> I've setup the following:
> cat /etc/mail/mailertable
> domain     smtp:
> What I was hoping for was that any mail to domain would be sent via the
> host mentioned.
> When I then send mail, I can see that it picks up my entry, however it
> has issues..
> May 27 11:20:51 host sm-mta[90308]: h4R1Koe0090306:
> to=<user at domain>,
> ctladdr=<www at host> (80/80), delay=00:00:01,
> xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=smtp, pri=30364, relay=, dsn=5.1.2,
> stat=Host unknown (Name server: host not found)

Put the IP in square brackets; otherwise sendmail will try to do MX
lookups on the domain named "".  You can put []'s around
anything to force sendmail to talk directly with that host instead of
using MXes.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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