My unqualified host name

Dánielisz László laszlo_danielisz at
Wed Sep 24 20:08:56 UTC 2008

As I promised I came back with the answer, he simple thing to stop sendmail on boot works and now I have no longer that annoying message :) 

----- Original Message ----
From: Chuck Swiger <cswiger at>
To: Dánielisz László <laszlo_danielisz at>
Cc: freebsd-questions at
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 9:02:43 PM
Subject: Re: My unqualified host name

On Sep 23, 2008, at 10:13 AM, Dánielisz László wrote:
> I got the following error message on boot:
> "nyana sm-mta[803]: My unqualified host name (nyana) unknown;  
> sleeping for retry"
> Do you have any idea?

Yes, 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 if you  
won't be using it...


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