novice problems with bind named and sendmail

Harry Putnam reader at
Sat Feb 4 00:15:29 UTC 2006

"Jose.Dr.G at" <Jose.Dr.G at> writes:

> your telling the sendmail that this 'localhost' is the machine's
> name.  Try getting rid of this entry...
> localhost.local.net0.        IN CNAME   chub.local.net0.

Thanks .. trying that I see no change in what sendmail thinks its
I've done this:  Altered the zone file as shown at the end.
  Restarted named
  Restarted sendmail

 sent mail with  date |mailx -v -s test reader
some of the smtp output shows this:
  >>> MAIL From:<root at localhost.local.net0> SIZE=55
  >>> AUTH=root at localhost.local.net0

  250 2.1.0 <root at localhost.local.net0>... Sender ok
  >>> RCPT To:<reader at localhost.local.net0>
  >>> DATA
  250 2.1.5 <reader at localhost.local.net0>... Recipient ok
  354 Enter mail, end with "." on a line by itself
  >>> .
  050 <reader at localhost.local.net0>... Connecting to local...
  050 <reader at localhost.local.net0>... Sent

Snippet from sendmail log output:

  Feb 3 18:08:24 localhost sm-mta[23566]: k1408O7a023566:
  from=<root at localhost.local.net0>, size=357, class=0, nrcpts=1,
  msgid=<200602040008.k1408OM8023565 at localhost.local.net0>,
  proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, relay=localhost []

  Feb 3 18:08:24 localhost sm-mta[23566]: k1408O7a023566:
  to=<reader at localhost.local.net0>,
  ctladdr=<root at localhost.local.net0> (0/0), delay=00:00:00,
  xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=local, pri=30357, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent

Still this localhosts name is not coming thru...

> Try browsing other people's zone files to see examples of this in
> action

Do you mean finding them on this forum or is there a repository
somewhere of examples?

zone file used for above ouput:
local.net0.     IN SOA    chub.local.net0.  hostmaster (
                        200405191 ; serial
                        8H        ; refresh
                        4H        ; retry
                        4W        ; expire
                        1D )      ; minimum
; define the authoritative name server
local.net0.     IN     NS      chub.local.net0.
; [HP 01/30/06 09:56 The 10 indicates priority [lower is higher]]
                MX      10 chub.local.net0
; define domain functions with CNAMEs
;[HP 01/29/06 08:29  ]depot           CNAME   stallman
;[HP 01/29/06 08:29  ]www             CNAME   cerf
;localhost.local.net0.		CNAME		chub.local.net0.
;tic.local.net0.        	CNAME    chub.local.net0.
smtp.local.net0.         CNAME		chub.local.net0.

; just in case someone asks for localhost.local.net0
localhost.local.net0.        A
; our hostnames, in alphabetical order
ansil.local.net0.           A
bjp.local.net0.             A
chub.local.net0.            A
fw.local.net0.              A
harvey.local.net0.          A
mob2.local.net0.            A

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