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# 15  
Old 11-07-2001
I fogot it in my previous posting. Anyway, I get no informations on this command. just a blinking cursor - no more. The server cuodl receive mails but just localhost domain mails working diffrent domains not.:-(
Is there a strange sendmail version that I've got? I read something about some bugs in any version, but I thing solaris comes out as a working box...
# 16  
Old 11-07-2001
yip there a message

After a few minutes I get one

I tested with my email address... at a diffrent domain, no localhost/domain

>WARNING: localhost name (venus) is not qualified; fix $j in config file
>/etc/services ... Cannot mail directly to files

I think the infos about localhost dont import but the $j entrie.
# 17  
Old 11-07-2001
I fixed the unqualified hostname. snemdial is strict. just add in the hosts file the domain name at the host. venus logost

but I've still got the
Cannot mail directly to files...
# 18  
Old 11-07-2001
Please post details...... thanks.

Not sure what you mean by 'mailing directly to files.' You still have not really clearly articulated what your are trying to do, what is the configuration, where is the mail client, where is the mail server, etc. etc.

You must articulate (describe) exactly the configuration and what you are trying to accomplish if we are to resolve this issue.

What is the FQDN of the host your are trying to send mail from?

What is the FQDN of the host your are trying to send mail to?

(FQDN = Fully Qualified Domain Name)
# 19  
Old 11-07-2001
detail description

when I tested sendmail with this command.

/usr/lib/sendmail -v < /etc/services

this is what I get...

>/etc/services ... Cannot mail directly to files

I know that's a 550 failure. It should be just a smtp service on this mail server. later I will define a fqdn, at the moment we working with a static ip. But this should be a problem, we dont need it, we don't received any mails from outside.

So why dont check sendmail the dns, and just the hardcoded files for host entries.

# 20  
Old 11-07-2001

now i've got this output of the sendmail -v user@domain command.

I used my emailaddress from a diffrent provider, an I received an emai message by my smtp server that the domain doesn't found

this is the output

patrick... Connecting to local...
220 venus LMTP ready
>>> LHLO
>>> MAIL From:<>
250 2.5.0 ok
>>> RCPT To:<patrick>
250 2.1.5 ok
>>> DATA
354 go ahead
>>> .
250 2.1.5 patrick OK
patrick... Sent
Closing connection to local
>>> QUIT
221 2.0.0 bye
# 21  
Old 11-08-2001
This means that for your mail server either:

(1) Your DNS on the name server is not configured correctly or:

(2) The files is misconfigured.

Earlier you stated that DNS appears to be working; however, your troubleshooting techniques could be more methodical (step-by-step). You need to describe the configurations, the servers, the clients in detail.... to do otherwise is an endless circle of frustration for we. We can't really efficiently help because you will not take the time do describe the exact configuration, hostnames, client, server processes, etc.
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