If the following is verified by other people, it may be a
If you run (Solaris 2.4) AND (Sendmail 8.7)
you should have hosts entry in /etc/nsswitch.conf listing
hosts: files dns nisplus
Else, sendmail will have trouble finding the hostname and
make very long to start up.
Now the problem : this nsswitch setup breaks nismkdir.
Error is : hostname must be fully qualified.
Fully qualified name does not work better.
Workaround : you have to temporary change the order
of search in nsswitch.conf
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