HELP! having problems with getting uucp/mether going...

HELP! having problems with getting uucp/mether going...

Post by robert mye » Wed, 23 Nov 1994 01:27:02

I'm trying to set up a system (solaris 2.3) to use both ethernet and uucp for
sending and receiving mail into my home network.  I seem to be having a bit of
problems with selecting and configuring the proper  version of

I was told to use the (sic) file, and to copy it into
/etc/  when I do such, I try to send a message out to
a uucp machine that I am connected to via worldblazers.  Unfortunately,
when i check the /var/spool/mqueue file, i see the results of this:
a deferred message is created and stays in my system.

I had changed the entry in my /etc/hosts file to make my local system the

can anyone help me with resolving this issue?  I had configured smail on Linux
systems in the past successfully.  it's been a while since I had
to setup sendmail on a sun system -- last time being on a 3/110 running
SunOS 3.5.



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Can anyone help me out.

- Cameron

Cameron Kay

(NeXTMail & MIME Accepted)

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