[clug] [PMX:#] Sendmail config - PLEASE help!!

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at anu.edu.au
Mon Aug 30 00:08:40 GMT 2004

On 2004 Aug 30, , at 9:52 AM, Collins, Steve wrote:

>> $ host nagios_server.industry.gov.au
>> Host nagios_server.industry.gov.au not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
>> $ host industry.gov.au
>> industry.gov.au has address
> The server is internal to our network.  The real world doesn't know  
> about it.
>> If the server doesn't really exist then sendmail may just know that.
>> Also if you are relaying anyway why not use an smtp server that is
>> easier to configure?
> As in replace sendmail with something like postfix?  This is the first  
> time I've ever had to deal with a mail server, so I have no  
> preference.

In that case I would definitely recommend postfix.  Exim would be OK  
too.  postfix is vastly easier to configure than sendmail (not, mind  
you, that it is entirely a piece of cake but compared with  

> I now suspect the issue is with the server I'm relaying to, as it is  
> accepting the mails I send, but nothing happens beyond that.

Does it see the internal dns names?

> Steve
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