My unqualified host name ERROR SENDMAIL

My unqualified host name ERROR SENDMAIL

Post by maur » Thu, 21 Sep 2000 04:00:00



Solaris Operating system 7

Host name   sunclassic
NIS Domainname   caloro.ch

I have installed Ver 8.11.0 of Sendmail

When I try sending mail via sendmail or mail, it takes a long time to send
(over a min)

I think that I have to make chanches in the sendmail.cf file but I don`t
know where
where do I get the code of sendmail.cf to understand what is writen in this
file

# newaliases
Sep 19 08:56:59 sunclassic sendmail[414]: My unqualified host name
(sunclassic) unknown; sleeping for retry
Sep 19 08:59:39 sunclassic sendmail[414]: unable to qualify my own domain
name (sunclassic) -- using short name
Sep 19 08:59:39 sunclassic sendmail[414]: unable to qualify my own domain
name (sunclassic) -- using short name
Sep 19 08:59:39 sunclassic sendmail[414]: unable to qualify my own domain
name (sunclassic) -- using short name
/etc/mail/aliases: 3 aliases, longest 9 bytes, 46 bytes total

# newaliases
Sep 20 18:54:54 sunclassic sendmail[430]: My unqualified host name
(sunclassic) unknown; sleeping for retry
Warning: Option: LDAPDefaultSpec requires LDAP support (-DLDAPMAP)
Sep 20 18:57:34 sunclassic sendmail[430]: unable to qualify my own domain
name (sunclassic) -- using short name
Sep 20 18:57:34 sunclassic sendmail[430]: unable to qualify my own domain
name (sunclassic) -- using short name
Sep 20 18:57:34 sunclassic sendmail[430]: unable to qualify my own domain
name (sunclassic) -- using short name
/etc/mail/aliases: line 35: missing colon
Sep 20 18:59:14 sunclassic sendmail[430]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root):
/etc/mail/aliases: line 35: missing colon
/etc/mail/aliases: 3 aliases, longest 10 bytes, 52 bytes total

Thanks

maurizio


 
 
 

My unqualified host name ERROR SENDMAIL

Post by Shane Janse » Fri, 22 Sep 2000 04:00:00


Try adding:

ip    hostname    hostname.domain    mailhost

to your /etc/hosts.

Shane.


> Solaris Operating system 7

> Host name   sunclassic
> NIS Domainname   caloro.ch

> I have installed Ver 8.11.0 of Sendmail

> When I try sending mail via sendmail or mail, it takes a long time to send
> (over a min)

> I think that I have to make chanches in the sendmail.cf file but I don`t
> know where
> where do I get the code of sendmail.cf to understand what is writen in this
> file

> # newaliases
> Sep 19 08:56:59 sunclassic sendmail[414]: My unqualified host name
> (sunclassic) unknown; sleeping for retry
> Sep 19 08:59:39 sunclassic sendmail[414]: unable to qualify my own domain
> name (sunclassic) -- using short name
> Sep 19 08:59:39 sunclassic sendmail[414]: unable to qualify my own domain
> name (sunclassic) -- using short name
> Sep 19 08:59:39 sunclassic sendmail[414]: unable to qualify my own domain
> name (sunclassic) -- using short name
> /etc/mail/aliases: 3 aliases, longest 9 bytes, 46 bytes total

> # newaliases
> Sep 20 18:54:54 sunclassic sendmail[430]: My unqualified host name
> (sunclassic) unknown; sleeping for retry
> Warning: Option: LDAPDefaultSpec requires LDAP support (-DLDAPMAP)
> Sep 20 18:57:34 sunclassic sendmail[430]: unable to qualify my own domain
> name (sunclassic) -- using short name
> Sep 20 18:57:34 sunclassic sendmail[430]: unable to qualify my own domain
> name (sunclassic) -- using short name
> Sep 20 18:57:34 sunclassic sendmail[430]: unable to qualify my own domain
> name (sunclassic) -- using short name
> /etc/mail/aliases: line 35: missing colon
> Sep 20 18:59:14 sunclassic sendmail[430]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root):
> /etc/mail/aliases: line 35: missing colon
> /etc/mail/aliases: 3 aliases, longest 10 bytes, 52 bytes total

> Thanks

> maurizio




 
 
 

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