My unqualified host name (localhost) unknown; sleeping for retry

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Feb 3 06:34:37 PST 2005

Gert Cuykens <gert.cuykens at> writes:

> how do you fix this ?
> Feb  2 12:09:22 I sm-mta[699]: My unqualified host name (localhost)
> unknown; sle eping for retry

Make sure the host's names (including localhost) are defined in
/etc/hosts, and that /etc/hosts is being used in name resolution 
(on 5.3 that would be configuration via nsswitch.conf(5)).

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