sendmail error: host name look up - where else to look for fix?

sendmail error: host name look up - where else to look for fix?

Post by J Wuns » Tue, 23 May 2000 04:00:00

> Or just do the DNS thing?  That seems to have solved my problem with
> sendmail!

Of course, but if you wanted this, you could have said so in the first
article...  Also, please don't quote full articles, this looks very

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1. host name look up fail in sendmail

I set up sendmail. the mail can not be sent out.
when I check it using mailq command,
the following message displayed.

"Deferred: Name server: host name lookup fail"

I have configured etc/hosts and other network files. and I have runned
'named' deamon. ftp and telnet to the site out of my domain is OK.


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