SUMMARY: email under dns

From: Ningping Fan (
Date: Thu Oct 13 1994 - 00:48:15 CDT

My original question was:
>Helo managers:
>(2) email works fine when a mailhost is defined at /etc/hosts file and
> dns is not used. But it does not work if in the /etc/nsswitch.conf
> a dns is added at the hosts: line, no matter /usr/lib/
> or /usr/lib/sendmail.nomx is used. Here is the error message:
>terry% /usr/lib/sendmail -v </dev/null
> Connecting to via ether...
>Trying connected.
>220 terry. Sendmail 5.0/SMI-SVR4 ready at Tue, 11 Oct 1994 13:16:23 +0500
>>>> HELO terry.
>553 terry. host name configuration error

At least, one definitive solution is to set mail local domain name at by DmDOMAINNAME, then everything works.

Thanks to
rwing! (Pat Myrto) (Stefan Rauthenberg) (Eckhard Rueggeberg) (Tim Evans)

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