sendmail: My unqualified host name
mlmichael70 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 22:12:47 UTC 2010
On 28/06/2010 22:43, Polytropon wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Jun 2010 21:51:46 +0100, Michael<mlmichael70 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My console is being flooded with this kind of messages:
>> Jun 28 15:49:02 prime sendmail: My unqualified host name
>> (localhost) unknown; sleeping for retry
>> Jun 28 15:49:06 prime sendmail: unable to qualify my own domain
>> name (localhost) -- using short name
> It seems that it's your *sendmail* that is complaining. Check your
> settings regarding hostname (hostname= in /etc/rc.conf, corresponding
> entry in /etc/hosts), also check sendmail configuration in /etc/mail.
Yes but I don't quite understand why. It's my laptop system and I don't
really need or want sendmail there. I guess it must be some script
trying to send email instead of logging to a file.
But how can I find out exactly what is trying to use sendmail (which
fails and complaints)?
My configuration (8.0-RELEASE-p3):
::1 localhost prime
127.0.0.1 localhost prime
hosts: files dns
It was all fine and quiet for months and started just recently. The only
change in the system I can think of is that I replaced pf with ipfw.
Still don't understand what is so urgent that sendmail keeps trying
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