(fwd) Re: INN: domain name in message-IDs

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Mon Aug 26 16:42:46 UTC 2002

Todd Olson <tco2 at cornell.edu> writes:

> Just so long as this is throughly tested on Solaris

Yeah, I test everything on Solaris.  :)

> Unfortunately it is still true on Solaris 9 that Sun insists that the
> hostname is the *unqualified* name (eg fred vs fred.cornell.edu) They
> are a bit schitzoid about this (I spent some time reading all the man
> pages I could find and am still confused) but some of their disk array
> software refuses to work if you set the hostname to a fully qualified
> domain.

Yup, know that unfortunately too well from the day job.  But INN only uses
the domain setting if it can't do a forward and reverse lookup of the
local host name to fully qualify it, which should work fine on Solaris.

I think the situation under which it didn't work was if you were using NIS
for name service, which some site may still be doing for some strange

Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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