Summary - sendmail

From: McIntire, John (
Date: Wed May 26 1999 - 13:54:58 CDT

Here is a summary regarding the unqualified hostname and there were many.
All I had to do was put the fully qualified name in hosts and we were all

Thanks to all

1. Make sure the local machine has an entry in /etc/hosts.
2. Make sure hostname.le0 (hme0, whatever) exists and has the
unqualified hostname of the machine.
3. Check /etc/ for the line Dw<hostname>, ie if my hostname
is eagle I would have Dweagle.
4. Check /etc/ for Dj<domain>
5. If you are running NIS make sure Dm<localNIShostname> exists in
6. If all else fails, check out the cf/README at

Bruce Cannon

Add a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) in the /etc/hosts file for
the host running sendmail; such as postoffice

Charlie Mengler

put the fully qualified host name (Not just the short name) in the
/etc/hosts file. I actually put 'em both. On startup sendmail does
not look at the /etc/nsswitch.conf file -- the machine isn't up enough

you can either put the FQDN in /etc/hosts or just put a "." after the
hostname in /etc/hosts.

Jeff Kennedy/NDS

How do you fix this message at boot

" Unqualified hostname (xxxx) unknown .. Sleeping for retry."

John McIntire
Senior Systems Analyst
Unitrode Corporation
7 Continental Blvd
Merrimack, NH 03054
Tel: (603)429-6227
Fax: (603)429-6085

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