My unqualified host name
roberthuff at rcn.com
Wed Sep 24 14:36:25 UTC 2008
perryh at pluto.rain.com writes:
> > > "nyana sm-mta: My unqualified host name (nyana) unknown;
> > > sleeping for retry"
> > ... sendmail expects your machine to have working DNS and for
> > the machine to have a valid FQDN. Either set that up, or add
> > sendmail_enable="NONE" to /etc/rc.conf to disable sendmail ...
> There is another approach, which is to ignore the message. After
> something like 3 repetitions, at something like a minute apart,
> it will give up on qualifying its name. Everything seems to work
> just fine thereafter until the next boot, when the entire
> sequence repeats.
Respectfully, my gut reaction is this is, if not /bad/ practice,
at least not /good/ practice. The requirements for geting sendmail
to behave (at least in this regard) are not particularly onerous;
why not just diagnose and fix the root problem?
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