HELP: e-mail error: host name configuration error -- Returned mail: Service unavailable

HELP: e-mail error: host name configuration error -- Returned mail: Service unavailable

Post by Jason Gill » Tue, 28 Apr 1998 04:00:00



Every once in a while I get an error from my Mailer-Daemon with the
below error. This line makes me nervous:

<<< 553 Netra host name configuration error

but everything else seems to work fine. Has anyone seen this sort of
thing before is it something to worry about? Is it complaining about
the message to my server or the fact it can't return the message to
the other system? When I send a message to my server from another


Help?
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Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 09:21:42 -0700
From: Mailer-Daemon (Mail Delivery Subsystem)
Subject: Returned mail: Service unavailable
To: Postmaster

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Quote:>>> HELO Netra

<<< 553 Netra host name configuration error

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Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 09:23:40 -0700
Subject: Proposed BCTF Agreement

Precedence: first-class
Priority: normal

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      Jason Gilley, Systems Coordinator, Webmaster
      B.C. Public School Employers' Association

      Tel: (604) 730-4516              Fax: (604) 730-0787

 
 
 

1. 2.2 sendmail: 553 host.iona.ie host name configuration error

Okay folks, sorry if it's a FAQ, but this has been bugging me quite
a bit...
What's up with this:

16:28:36 - 113 #...; /usr/lib/sendmail -v jmason

Now, shouldn't a command-line invocation of /usr/lib/sendmail try to
deliver locally without trying to connect to its OWN port 25, or at
least try and connect to the real mailhost, or even to class.iona.ie's
MX-record host? Why is it so brain-damaged??! :(

I've applied the 101077-03 jumbo sendmail patch, and the same thing
happens with both main.cf and subsidiary.cf. I'm stumped. The -bt 3,0
ruleset testing works grand, and the rewriting is valid... mail from
other hosts works grand too. It's only local mail-sending that's stuck.

Anyone know?
--
Justin Mason  (Iona Technologies' unix caretaker, fixer-upper and disk-filler)



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