complete rookie sendmail question
rosewoodblues at mac.com
Mon Feb 28 15:23:21 GMT 2005
Apologies for the quick post. I found the domain file issue and i had
changed the DOMAIN param in freebsd.mc from generic to prosoundweb.com.
switching it back to generic obviously took care of that problem
however after opening up the SMART_HOST:
I am still timing out which leads me to believe it is a true issue of
timing between the servers and NOT improper configuration on the box.
If i understand everything now by uncommenting the SMART_HOST define
and giving it our true mail server this should relay all mail generated
and coming from and coming into the server to the actual mail server
I also now only have sendmail_enabl="YES" in rc.conf
am i way off base here?
On Feb 28, 2005, at 10:10 AM, Ken Hawkins wrote:
> On Feb 27, 2005, at 6:25 PM, Warren Block wrote:
>> On Sun, 27 Feb 2005, Ken Hawkins wrote:
>>> alright I found an old blurb about handling a scenario similar to
>>> it essentially says:
>>> If you want to get FreeBSD to forward your email to the MS-Exchange
>>> server, you have to:
>>> 1. make sure sendmail is running. (ie remove sendmail_* lines from
>> Put sendmail_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf.
>>> 2. # cd /etc/mail
>>> 3. # cp freebsd.mc `hostname`.mc
>> That's doing things the hard way and might miss things the Makefile
>> will do for you. Just:
>> # cd /etc/mail
>> # make
>>> 4. edit `hostname`.mc and uncomment the following line:
>>> define(`SMART_HOST', `your.isp.mail.server')
>>> 5. replace `your.isp.mail.server' with your Exchange server.
>> Or any mail server you are allowed to smarthost through.
>>> 6. # make
>>> 7. # make install
>>> 8. # sh /etc/rc.sendmail restart
>> Should be:
>> 6. make all install restart
>> which combines steps 7 and 8. 6 was already done above.
>>> can anyone point me toward what I require to create a domain file
>>> for our <box name> in the /usr/share/sendmail/cf/domain/ area?
>> Let /etc/mail/Makefile help you by using make as shown above.
> did those steps:
> 1 cd /etc/mail
> edited freebsd.mc and changed:
> 2 make
> this generated:
> cp freebsd.mc web1.prosoundweb.com.mc
> /usr/bin/m4 -D_CF_DIR_=/usr/share/sendmail/cf/
> /usr/share/sendmail/cf/m4/cf.m4 web1.prosoundweb.com.mc >
> m4: web1.prosoundweb.com.mc at line 49:
> include(/usr/share/sendmail/cf/domain/prosoundweb.com.m4): No such
> file or directory
> *** Error code 1
> this is still looking for a prosoundweb.com.m4 file in the domain
> area. is there a step I am missing somewhere?
> I copied generic.m4 to prosoundweb.com.m4 and went through 'make all
> install restart'
> and I am still timing out talking to the host:
> Operation timed out with bhost1.broadjam.net.
> so obviously I am not done here....
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