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# 8  
Old 10-25-2002
The command you used tells sendmail to set debug mode This allows you to check that the configuration is working or not. Any errors should be fixed.

The -bt is for address test mode. You should have gotten a prompt back without using control-C. The < /dev/null is input, not output.

You posted
(short domain name) $w = nameofdomain
(canonical domain name) $j = nameofdomain (same as above)
(subdomain name) $m = <null>
(node name) $k = nameofdomain (same as the short, canonical)

nameofdomain SHOULD have - please specify if it shows the hostname AND the name of the domain or just the hostname (which is why I explained how to change your post if you did not want company info on here).

I also posted that you need to set your /etc/hosts entry for the system having this problem to have the IP, hostname, and fully qualified hostname. Re-read the post prior to this please.

You should have also gotten back the full Version of sendmail you are running - you did not post it.
# 9  
Old 10-28-2002
Version 8.10.2+Sun
Oct 28 15:45:35 abc sendmail[21199]: unable to qualify my own domain name (abc) -- using short name

============ SYSTEM IDENTITY (after readcf) ============
(short domain name) $w = abc
(canonical domain name) $j = abc
(subdomain name) $m = <null>
(node name) $k = abc

WARNING: local host name (abc) is not qualified; fix $j in config file
ADDRESS TEST MODE (ruleset 3 NOT automatically invoked)
Enter <ruleset> <address>

note that the value for abc is the same. abc does not contain any other actually.dontknow.whatdomain. abc is just a word by itself. to my limited knowledge, its a hostname. something like i type
telnet myserver
# 10  
Old 10-29-2002
further info, i hope so....

hi, i thot this might be useful, here we go...

i ran nslookup on my two solaris physical servers from the entries of /etc/hosts.

so the one that i have been posting with errors of sendmail gave me this..

*** Can't find server name for address Unspecified error
*** Default servers are not available

note that the /etc/hosts had some other servers but whichever i tried with nslookup, the system message is the same as above....

HOWEVER, the other solaris server is fine... giving me the server, name, address info.

# 11  
Old 10-29-2002
You need an entry in /etc/hosts as follows: localhost

This will fix the error you are getting.
# 12  
Old 10-29-2002
i had localhost as an entry in my /etc/hosts

so what could be wrong..

this is a side problem which i do a walk through when my first problem is with the sendmail.. see my earlier posts...

thanks for all for helping..
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