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|Summary:||"unqualified hostname unknown" and "unable to qualify my own domainname"|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||walt|
|Component:||sendmail||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||1998-12-10 10:31:02 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description walt 1998-12-07 20:41:35 EST
I'm running RedHat 5.2, with libc-5.3.12-28. I'm having problems with sendmail. I used /bin/mail to try to send messages to "email@example.com". Whenever sendmail processes the queue, it logs messages like: Dec 7 20:06:05 orbit sendmail: My unqualified \ host name (orbit) unknown; sleeping for retry Dec 7 20:07:05 orbit sendmail: unable to qualify \ my own domain name (orbit) -- using short name I'm using the stock sendmail.cf. Other files that might be of interest are: /etc/hosts: 127.0.0.1 loopback 0.0.0.0 orbit /etc/resolv.conf: domain trytel.com nameserver 22.214.171.124 nameserver 126.96.36.199 nameserver 188.8.131.52 /etc/nsswitch.conf: (changed lines ONLY) passwd: files shadow: files group: files hosts: files dns I'm using PPP to connect to two ISPs (and plan to add a third soon). They are "trytel.com" (my primary ISP) and "wonder.ca". Because I'm connecting to two, I hesitate to define either one in the $j macro in sendmail.cf or to specify a smart mail host with DS. How can I get sendmail to send mail?
Comment 1 Derek Tattersall 1998-12-08 11:46:59 EST
I cannot really tell from the information that you provided, but the IP address for orbit (0.0.0.0) is what is causing your problem. This is not a valid IP address for a machine. You might want to check with your ISP to verify that you are using a valid address for orbit.