Unable to send mail with sendmail

Unable to send mail with sendmail

Post by Kurt Wa » Mon, 16 Nov 1998 04:00:00

%I've been trying configure outgoing mail using sendmail on my redhat 5.1
%linux installation and having no luck at all. I'd greatly appreciate
%I'm using a Pipeline 75 isdn router as a gateway to my isp, configured
%so that any outgoing network traffic automatically brings up the
%connection. I'm getting name resolution from /etc/hosts (This appears to
%be working, since I can ping my isp by name). And I can send mail
%manually using 'telnet local_host smtp'.

[snip sendmail configuration - it looks correct]

%Yet mail sent from mutt (or pine, elm, etc.) does not get to the outside
%world. /var/log/maillog reports:
%     Nov 10 19:33:36 hope sendmail[12296]: TAA12296: from=bd, size=288,
%     class=0, pri=30288, nrcpts=1,


%     ctladdr=bd (500/500), delay=00:00:11, xdelay=00:00:00,
%     mailer=relay, re lay=mail.netwiz.net, stat=Deferred: Name server:
%     mail.netwiz.net: host name lookup failure

Looks like a DNS problem.  What's in /etc/resolv.conf?

Kurt Wall
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