How to get mail to local destinations delivered?
cl at isbd.net
Mon Nov 12 18:43:12 UTC 2007
On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 11:14:23PM +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
> Chris G wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 08:56:14PM +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
>>> Chris G wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Nov 10, 2007 at 11:28:16PM +0530, Vivek J. Patankar wrote:
>>>>> Chris G wrote:
>>>>>> I don't want to open up port 25 and it seems a bit silly anyway to
>>>>>> send mail on such a long round trip. Is there any way I can tell
>>>>>> sendmail that home.isbd.net is localhost (or 192.168.1.1)? I have an
>>>>>> entry for home.isbd.net in my /etc/hosts file which is:-
>>>>>> 192.168.1.1 home home.isbd.net
>>>>> Try adding 127.0.0.1 as home.isbd.net in the hosts file.
>>>> There's a big comment in /etc/hosts saying that breaks things.
>>> He said "add," not "change" or "replace." It shouldn't take long to see
>>> what it breaks, if anything.
>> The comment says:-
>> # By the way, Arnt Gulbrandsen <agulbra at nvg.unit.no> says that
>> # should NEVER be named with the name of the machine. It causes
>> # for some (stupid) programs, irc and reputedly talk. :^)
> It's broken _now_ Chris.
> fwiw here's mine, where's that comment?
> [root at potoroo mail]# cat /etc/hosts
> # Do not remove the following line, or various programs
> # that require network functionality will fail.
> 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost localhost
> ::1 localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6
Yes, and *yours* doesn't have anything other than localhost in it
either does it! :-)
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