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# 1  
Old 12-14-2008
Cannot send mail to root@localhost but can externally

hello,

I need to configure our AIX 5.3 to relay mail to exchange.

I have got this working with no issues yet, I can not send mail to root@localhost.

# uname -a
AIX Blade1 3 5 0000E6DAD400
# oslevel -s
5300-07-01-0748

Code:
# mailq
                /var/spool/mqueue (2 requests)
----Q-ID---- --Size-- -----Q-Time----- ------------Sender/Recipient------------
mBEM6C4G770094        5 Mon Dec 15 11:06 root
                                         root
mBELqpnv978960        5 Mon Dec 15 10:52 root
                                         root
                Total requests: 2

Code:
# sendmail -bi
Warning: .cf file is out of date: sendmail AIX5.3/8.13.4 supports version 10, .cf file is version 9
/etc/mail/aliases: 3 aliases, longest 9 bytes, 46 bytes total

Code:
# echo "test" |sendmail -v root@localhost
Warning: .cf file is out of date: sendmail AIX5.3/8.13.4 supports version 10, .cf file is version 9
root@localhost... Connecting to local...
/dead.letter... Saved message in /dead.letter

The .cf file is the original one and has only had the Dwechangeserver added
I have found some mentions saying the sendmail version needs to upgraded to a newer version, this is not something I can do on this server.

I can post lots of config if needed.

Can someone tell me what I need to do to get this working. Or send me a working config?
# 2  
Old 12-14-2008
what does the log show? Is localhost defined in /etc/hosts?

Code:
tail -50 /var/adm/ras/mail.log

# 3  
Old 12-15-2008
# tail -50 /var/adm/ras/mail.log
/var/adm/ras/mail.log: A file or directory in the path name does not exist.

mail.log does not exist.
I have

BosMenus.log bosinstlog config.diff.266396 errtmplt platform vgbackuplog
SRCKeyID cfglog conslog image.data swma.response
bootlog codepoint.cat devinst.log lvmcfg.log trc_ct
bosinst.data config.diff errlog mtrcdir trcfile
# 4  
Old 12-15-2008
what is the output of this command


Code:
mailx -v root@localhost </dev/null

# 5  
Old 12-15-2008
# mailx -v root@localhost </dev/null
No message, no subject; hope that's ok
root@localhost... Connecting to local...
/dead.letter... Saved message in /dead.letter

From root Mon Dec 15 16:02:24 2008
Return-Path: <root>
Received: (from root@localhost)
by Blade2.amsco.co.nz (AIX5.3/8.13.4/8.13.4) id mBF32OQM1421362
for root@localhost; Mon, 15 Dec 2008 16:02:24 +1300
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 16:02:24 +1300
From: root
Message-Id: <200812150302.mBF32OQM1421362@Blade2.amsco.co.nz>
To: root@Blade2.amsco.co.nz
# 6  
Old 12-15-2008
does it work if you omit the @localhost?

what is the output of the below comands?

Code:
grep localhost /etc/hosts
ps -ef|grep sendmail

# 7  
Old 12-15-2008
I sould mention I am infact working on 2 servers both the same os and setup. Mail does not work to root@localhost on both of them.

# sendmail -bv root
root... deliverable: mailer local, user root
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