How to get mail to local destinations delivered?
cl at isbd.net
Mon Nov 12 14:01:34 UTC 2007
On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 08:56:14PM +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
> Chris G wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 10, 2007 at 11:28:16PM +0530, Vivek J. Patankar wrote:
>>> Chris G wrote:
>>>> 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
>>> Try adding 127.0.0.1 as home.isbd.net in the hosts file.
>> There's a big comment in /etc/hosts saying that breaks things.
> He said "add," not "change" or "replace." It shouldn't take long to see
> what it breaks, if anything.
The comment says:-
# By the way, Arnt Gulbrandsen <agulbra at nvg.unit.no> says that 127.0.0.1
# should NEVER be named with the name of the machine. It causes problems
# for some (stupid) programs, irc and reputedly talk. :^)
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