How to get mail to local destinations delivered?
tonynelson at georgeanelson.com
Mon Nov 12 03:35:50 UTC 2007
At 4:49 PM +0000 11/10/07, Chris G wrote:
>I have a fairly default Fedora 7 installation, certainly the sendmail
>is just as it was installed.
>How do I get sendmail to deliver mail to local destinations? The
>system's hostname is home.isbd.net and it's connected to the Internet
>via a router. I have a CNAME set up at the hosting provider that
>hosts isbd.net to point at the static address of my ADSL connection.
>When I send mail from my system to a local address it gets the
>hostname added, thus mail gets sent to root at home.isbd.net,
>postmaster at home.isbd.net, chris at home.isbd.net, etc. All of this
>fails because sendmail attempts to connect to the SMTP port of
>home.isbd.net, which isn't possible because my router's firewall
>doesn't accept connections on port 25.
>I don't want to open up port 25 and it seems a bit silly anyway to
>send mail on such a long round trip. Is there any way I can tell
>sendmail that home.isbd.net is localhost (or 192.168.1.1)? I have an
>entry for home.isbd.net in my /etc/hosts file which is:-
> 192.168.1.1 home home.isbd.net
>but obviously sendmail is doing a DNS lookup for home.isbd.net which
>returns the 'external' IP address.
You didn't show your entire /etc/hosts file. Does it start with:
127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.localdomain
with the 192.x.x.x line after it?
TonyN.:' <mailto:tonynelson at georgeanelson.com>
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