sendmail problem

Kostas Sfakiotakis kostassf at
Wed May 10 12:29:31 UTC 2006

Ron Watson wrote:

> and by combining that with what you mentioned here about 
> no_masquerade_local being enabled,
> perhaps he simply needs to get out of localhost and then all the 
> masquerade stuff will start to
> take effect. It's been my experience that many of the older, legacy Unix 
> programs are aware
> that is not a "normal" address, and modify their behavior 
> accordingly. 

Well in a sense was never and will never be a "normal address"
But being the loopack address facilitates many things .
It's the only network interface that all computers have .
The DAEMON_OPTIONS i listed before need to refer to a standard point per
default , that's why there was no reference to  LAN Addresses ( eg ,,...) . Also if someone deletes the localhost.localdomain localhost

line  from /etc/hosts then many things will stop working with X Windows 
being one
of them .

Just trying to get  to the actual problem, rather than just fix 
symptoms. I was thinking
> that maybe setting his  hostname correctly may be all he needs. Like I said, I haven't changed 
> the sendmail config on my  system, but at least it knows who it is...

I second your opinion on that . I have changed my hostname and i have 
sent mail even with PINE
through the use of MASQUERADING . Although there stands a chance there 
is also another
way to do it , i still believe that what you just proposed is the best 
thing to do .

Kind Regards.

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