SUMMARY-Help! Resolver libraries playing havoc

Date: Sun Jan 27 1991 - 12:03:48 CST

I apologize for not posting this sooner, but my mailer kept
sending it down /dev/null.

My original question was:

>In the continuing story of the quack who's been bitten by the
>sendmail DEMON, I have been trying different things to combat the
>problem. Foremost is compiling IDA-SENDMAIL. However, MY
>bug? Help! I'm including a small segment of code which will
>duplicate the problem. . .
><some code>
First, consider me chastised. As was pointed out, I should have
included system information in my posting.

My system is a 3/280, OS 4.1, running NIS.

In spite of this omission, Mark D. Baushke had the appropriate
question when he said:

> Do you know that your nameserver is properly configured?
> Or that your /etc/resolv.conf points to a proper nameserver?
>Why not see what 'nslookup' (a standard DNS tool shipped with most
>systems that ship a -lresolv) says? Try: 'nslookup apollo'.

nslookup then informed me that my nameserver wasn't running
properly. Once that got taken care of, the program compiled with
both -lresolv and without (but it did return different answers).

Moral of the story: watch out for NIS whenever ANYTHING attempts
to use the network and check it thoroughly.

However, when I corrected my nameserver, it blew out what little
amount of sendmail I had configured. Oh, well.... maybe the .cf
file will be cleaner now. Still working on that one.

Thanks to:
Jeff Nieusma <nieusma@cs.Colorado.EDU>
"Mark D. Baushke" <mdb@ESD.3Com.COM>

and any others whom my mailer my have chewed up.

                                Andrew P. Lentvorski, Jr.
                                System Administrator
                                Advanced Graphics Lab
                                University of Pittsburgh

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