How to get mail to local destinations delivered?

Chris G cl at
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 is localhost (or  I have an
>>>> entry for in my /etc/hosts file which is:-
>>>>     home
>>> Try adding as 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> says that
    # should NEVER be named with the name of the machine.  It causes problems
    # for some (stupid) programs, irc and reputedly talk. :^)

Chris Green

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