How to get mail to local destinations delivered?

Vivek J. Patankar vivek.patankar at
Mon Nov 12 15:18:08 UTC 2007

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.

Here's my hosts file. So far nothing is broken and all network based 
services that I need run perfectly. Can't say about IRC or talk, simply 
because I never use them. And no big comment advising not to do it there 

# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.       localhost.localdomain   localhost       marvin
::1     localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6

विवेक ज. पाटणकर (Vivek J. Patankar)

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