Why does sendmail think its host is named `localhost' is it named?
reader at newsguy.com
Tue Feb 7 10:54:37 UTC 2006
Jason Mitchell <jm at hcn.com.au> writes:
> I'm pretty certain it's nothing to do with named/DNS and everything to
> do with your Gentoo box's config.
> Take a look at /etc/conf.d/hostname
You turned out to be right. But it wasn't the files under
/etc/conf.d. It was the /etc/hosts file. Heinze S. (on gentoo list)
noticed something. And gave this advice:
Harry posted his /etc/hosts
>> ------- 8< snip --------
>> 127.0.0.1 localhost reader
Heinze S commented:
> Switch that to: 127.0.0.1 reader localhost
> and you'll be fine.
I know for sure I've had it the posted way for quite a while since I
keep my config files under cvs protection. I'm not real religious
about committing often but I do see the same thing in versions in the
past but back then sendmail new its host anyway.
So, I kind of think there may be accumulated changes in sendmail
itself that no alonger allows that much sloppyness.
But cutting to the chase... switching it as advised I see sendmail
start using the right host name. So whoopee ... its fixed. Thanks to
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