SUMMARY:Unable to qualify host name and domain name.

From: James P. Tran (
Date: Tue May 11 1999 - 15:48:06 CDT


Most people reponded to my question have pointed me to
the /etc/hosts file. I need to provide the full
qualified domain name such as

Olivier Giraud suggested to add just a "." in the
hostname and not for a valid domainname. I have
modified the following entry in the /etc/hosts and it
works ! venus.

Next I rebooted the server and sendmail is working

Many thanks to the following people:

Olivier Giraud <
Fiamingo Frank <>
Charlie Mengler <>
Tekin Gulsend <>
Eric Lewandowski <>
Zhouna <>
Khaled <>
Rothenanger Juergen <>
zahi shachak <>
Tang Koon <>
E Muller <>
Chris Wheeler <>
Dick Gray <>
Matt Reynolds <>

My Original questions:

> I have a Sparc 5 running Solaris 2.6 serving a small
> work group. Yesterday I have downloaded the "Solaris
> 2.6 Recommended Patch Cluster. Date: 05/05/99" from
> I applied this patch cluster to my
> machine today. Upon completion, I rebooted this
> server, and noticed the following error message
> appeared durring boot up:
> venus% May 10 13:46:56 venus sendmail [1166]: My
> unqualified host name (venus) unknown; sleep for
> When the server finished booting up. I logged on as
> user and try to send a message to another user and
> a different error message at the console windows:
> May 10 14:12:33 venus sendmail [693]: unable to
> qualify my own domain name (venus) -- using
> The message I tried to send gone through all right.
> Does anyone know what are the problems and are there
> any fix for this errors ? Please let me know.
> Thanks in advance. I'll summaries.

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