mail port 8025 conundrum

David Banning david+dated+1140628917.fbd5d8 at
Fri Feb 17 09:21:59 PST 2006

> Er, I'm pretty sure it's /etc/host.conf (no "s"). 
> But if your /etc/hosts doesn't contain the hostname you are after, that 
> only leaves DNS, NIS and LDAP (I think) for the host.conf file to 
> order.  For DNS, what does "host whatever.your.hostname.was" show from 
> the machine where you seem to be getting the wrong answer?

Originally there was no entry. points simply to localhost

My actual server name is, which points to 
(my static IP) in /etc/hosts

You are right about host.conf, but it is almost empty;

root# cat /etc/host.conf
# $FreeBSD: src/etc/host.conf,v 1.6 1999/08/27 23:23:41 peter Exp $
# First try the /etc/hosts file
# Now try the nameserver next.
# If you have YP/NIS configured, uncomment the next line
# nis

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