tao.thought.org is back.....
kline at tao.thought.org
Thu Oct 19 20:27:24 UTC 2006
On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 12:54:02PM +0100, Jan Grant wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Oct 2006, Gary Kline wrote:
> I would have suggested the DNS approach except that when I looked,
> tao.thought.org didn't exist in your DNS (as an A record) and since ns1
> looked like a dialup account, I assumed you're using NAT.
thought.org has a slow IDSL link to my ISP, not a dialup.
I read, then bot DNS AND BIND; here is what has worked since an
; Machines for the thought.org domain
;name class type IP
localhost IN A 127.0.0.1
; Next I list my main host, which is my domain
; and mail, and web servers.
ns1.thought.org. IN A 220.127.116.11
sage.thought.org. IN A 18.104.22.168
> Your mailertable entry on ns1 should probably just read
> thought.org relay:tao.thought.org
> or maybe
> thought.org smtp:tao.thought.org
Which is better? and why? Or are they equiv?
> and tao.thought.org should have "thought.org" in it's w class: that is,
> sendmail.cw or local-whatever-the-file-is-called.
I did have a "local-host-names", but then simply dropped the "w"
Class into sendmail.cf. I do have "Cw thought.org" in the config
file. I only have 4 or 5 Unix servers, (4 right now since one
finally died:), so I simplified. Besides, I wasn't sure if the
"local-host-names" required just the short hostname or the FQDN.
> You might need "makemap" to recreate the database from your plain file.
> I suspect that you have an alias set up on ns1 that you're fiddling
> with. In order to get it to stick, you probably need to run
> "newaliases". Since that's run on reboot if required, that'd explain
> your reboot-to-reconfigure behaviour.
I did have a commented-out kline -> kline at tao.thought.org" in
/etc/mail/aliases. I uncommented it yesterday, 18oct,
I *did* run newaliases; when things STILL
seemed to be misbehaving, I said something like "Bleep it!"
## uncommented : 18oct06.
kline: kline at tao.thought.org
So I'm really not sure WHAT got mail to kline at thought.org going
back to my original home machine, tao.
> PS. If sendmail config is such an arcane art (and it is, unless you do
> it regularly) you might find there's mileage in installing an
> alternative MTA.
Well, "ethos" is Ubuntu and comes with postfix. Seems seriously
better; but since mail is so utterly critical, I'm not touching
anything until some wise mail guru is right here, holding my
hand and sharing a jug of Jack Daniels!!
> jan grant, ISYS, University of Bristol. http://www.bris.ac.uk/
> Tel +44 (0)117 3317661 http://ioctl.org/jan/
> Goth isn't dead, it's just lying very still and sucking its cheeks in.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
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