Sick sendmail on Solaris 2.3

Sick sendmail on Solaris 2.3

Post by Matthew Desh » Tue, 01 Feb 1994 15:33:39

Hi.  I'm configuring a solaris 2.3 machine running NIS, and I'm having a
* problem with sendmail.  It's not accepting mail from our mail server,
and it's having problems resolving aliases.  Following is output from
a telnet to the mail port on the machine in question:

21 % telnet io 25
Trying ...
Connected to io.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 Sendmail 5.0/SMI-SVR4 ready at Mon, 31 Jan 1994 16:25:39 --1000
expn root
451 root... can't access alias via name service "nis"
250 <root>
221 closing connection
Connection closed by foreign host.
22 %

Following is the script of an attempt to mail root at the machine:

Subject: testing again

Trying  connected.
220 Sendmail 5.0/SMI-SVR4 ready at Mon, 31 Jan 1994 15:54:39 --1000

Quote:>>> HELO

250 Hello, pleased to meet you

Quote:>>> QUIT

Has anyone encountered this problem before?  It's driving me nuts!

Thanks in advance,


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