More sendmail help?
paul at city-fan.org
Tue Mar 8 07:52:52 UTC 2005
On Tue, 2005-03-08 at 07:47 +0000, William John Murray wrote:
> My reply seems not to have been posted, so to restate:
> I have an ADSL dialup with AOL, and sendmail fails.
> > Mar 6 22:11:34 base sendmail: j26KMbkD012891:
> > to=<w.murray at rl.ac.uk>, ctladdr=<root at MY-HOME-DOMAIN> (0/0),
> > delay=01:48:53, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=802987,
> > relay=XXXXXX.rl.ac.uk., dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Name server:
> > XXXXXX.rl.ac.uk.: host name lookup failure
> Thanks for the help. I've followed a couple of suggestions:
> *) Forget ssl, use my ISP's SMTP server. This is smtp.aol.com
> The result is identical, with my work IP changed to smtp.aol.com
> At least it proves ssl wasn't the problem!
> *) Try "MASQUERADE_DOMAIN"
> I try many combinations, (aol.com), (ipt.aol.com), and I get one of:
> dsn=5.6.0, stat=Data format error
> dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Name server: smtp.aol.com: host name lookup
Your local nameserver seems to be unable to resolve the name
"smtp.aol.com". I certainly can from here. Do you have working DNS?
What do you get for:
$ dig smtp.aol.com +trace
(dig is in the bind-utils package)
> I guess the 5.6.0 might be progress? But 'data format error' doesnt'
> give many clues as to where this has been encountered.
> Also, ctladdr stays fixed as root at MYDOMAIN-COM, throughout.
> Should it change? Running sendmail on the command line has it
> still picking up the name 'after readcf'. I tried ading by hand
> Djaol.com in sendmail.cf but it didn't change anything.
> Does anyone have any more clues how I can override the name?
> I suppose I could somehow change the name after dial-up, but
> as this is a NAT routing point it doesn't seem to make sense internally.
I wouldn't worry about anything else until you're sure DNS is
Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org>
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