I recently posted a question about sendmail whining about gethostbyaddr():
> Jul 23 09:35:41 snipe sendmail: gethostbyaddr() failed
I received four replies which I will group into two camps:
(1) Check /etc/nsswitch.conf - it must be wrong. Specifically, the
hosts: dns files
Well, unfortunately, that was not it. nsswitch.conf was already set
(2) One person - firstname.lastname@example.org (Stephen Harris) - mentioned that it
might have something to do with changing my DNS (which I did
in fact do a few hours beforehand).
Again, unfortunately, this does not seem to be the problem as far
as I can see. The sendmail process in question is running on the
same machine as the nameserver and the first nameserver in
/etc/resolv.conf points here. Nonetheless, I waited a day for
changes to propogate out, hoping that I was just being stupid
(happens all the time ;-), but that didn't make a difference. (I
may still be stupid though...)
So, I am at a loss. I still believe it is a DNS problem (natch)
but I haven;t been able to hunt it down and everything seems to
be functioning (including syslog ;-)
So, thanks to everyone who took the time to reply. Sorry for the delay.
Hoped that I would be able to report success.
Andrew F. Mitchell, Network Systems Administrator, email@example.com
The University of Florida Biotechnology Program, (352) 846-1733
"I don't like it, and I'm sorry I ever had anything to do with it."
- Erwin Schrodinger
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