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RE: [SLE] SMTP and incomming mail -- PROBLEMS??
  • From: "Khanh Tran" <khanh@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 18:14:42 -0400
  • Message-id: <01CEA3A5B8B2D511890F0002A5870AEC02CE59FE@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I don't know about postfix, but sendmail is unhappy when it can't look
up it's FQDN. You need to have an entry in /etc/hosts for your reverse
DNS if your provided /etc/resolv.conf don't provide the necessary info
to sendmail on startup.

Khanh Tran
Network Operations
Sarah Lawrence College


-----Original Message-----
From: John N. Alegre [mailto:listhub@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2004 6:14 PM
To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [SLE] SMTP and incomming mail -- PROBLEMS??

Thanks for your continued comments Mike,

Hosts is only used as a DNS replacement. It is not used at all on
incomming packets. What you suggest should have no effect on incomming
smtp. All outgoing mail works fine.

As far as HOSTNAME, I think, someone correct me if I am wrong, that
since I have a static IP on the net 24/7 via DSL that the entry in
HOSTNAME for machine.domainname is correct.

john

On 22-May-04 Mike Kenzie wrote:
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> On Saturday 22 May 2004 15:30, John N. Alegre wrote:
>> Mike,
>>
>> On 22-May-04 Mike Kenzie wrote:
>> > this sound related to my problem 'postfix and kmail'
>> >
>> > What is in /etc/HOSTNAME
>> > and /etc/hosts?
>>
>> I am far from an expert on this but I don't think either of these
>> files have anything to do with receiving or delivering mail on a smtp

>> port via postfix. I will post them on the off chance that I am
>> wrong. Names changed to protect the innocent;-)
>>
>>
>> HOSTNAME
>>
>> somemachine.mydomain
>
> I have linux.local
>
>
>>
>> hosts
>>
>> # Lots of comments deleted
>> 127.0.0.1 localhost
>
> I also have a 127.0.0.2 linux.local
>
> I'm not sure where this comes form but it rejects mail with that name
>
>>
>> Does anyone else have any comments on the original question that
>> might be helpful?
>
>
> look in yast for Network services/ Mail Transfer Agent/ outgoing
> mail / masquerading I think you need to list the domains there.
>
>
>>
>> Problems ...
>>
>> I can not get mail into the machine, or, if it does come in it is
>> rejected. I do not know which. I know postfix is working as I can
>> do ...
>
> what is in the mail logs? mail.info mail.warn
>
>
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