I am having problem with sendmail.mx (SunOS4.1.1)when I try to send mail
to places like west.sun.com, swam1.enet.dec.com. The mail bounces back
with the error << unknown host for mailer ddn>>. I suspect the problem is
in sendmail.cf with the following line:
# if you are on the DDN, then comment-out both of the the lines above
# and use the following instead:
R$*<@$*.$+>$* $#ddn $@ $2.$3 $:$1<@$2.$3>$4 email@example.com
This line can't handle mx records.
Any quick fix for this problem?(Sun doc on mail doesn't help much)
The solution given by several persons:
* Move /usr/lib/sendmail to something like /usr/lib/sendmail.nomx
* Move /usr/lib/sendmail.mx to /usr/lib/sendmail
...You need to move or hardlink these files; a symlink will cause strange
and mysterious mail failures. The line from /etc/sendmail.cf you sent
should take care of things nicely.
...It won't work simply to run sendmail.mx instead...
This was exactly what I was doing.
This solved the problem on the mailhost but created some others for the
subsidiary machines as I am exporting /usr/lib to them: unless I use
the same sendmail.cf as on the mailhost I cannot send mail to the outside
world(because the "normal" sendmail should be running on these machines,
not the one with DDN).
I tried to copy the "normal" sendmail to /usr/local and run it from there
but it doesn't seem to work. Any idea?
and others for giving suggestions and solutions
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