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Old 03-30-2004, 08:43 PM   #1
gregm
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sendmail without dns


I need to configure sendmail without DNS on a Fedora 1 box (MY_HOST).

Background: A firewall sends mail to notifier@123.123.123.123 (MY_HOST) when certain conditions are met. On MY_HOST, glueware looks at notifier's received mail queue, does some processing, and sends a notification mail to an account at another domain. That domain can be part of a lookup done during processing--I can do without DNS for that piece.

My problem is that I cannot seem to get sendmail to receive that mail from the firewall. tcpdump shows the packets arriving, but nothing apears in notifier's received mail queue. I know how to configure this on HP-UX 11i, but that's an earlier version of sendmail. Fedora 1 is using sendmail-8.12.10-1.1.1.

Entries in /etc/hosts are:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
123.123.123.123 MY_HOST MY_HOST.
123.123.123.124 mail mail.my.domain

sendmail.cf:
a) points to mail.my.domain as the smart relay
b) Dj$w.

/etc/resolv. conf does have an entry for our nameserver.

./etc/nsswitch.conf uses 'files' for hosts, not 'files dns'.

/etc/mail/local-host-names repeats the 123.123.123.123 entry from /etc/hosts, and I've even tried plugging the IP number in here. Which is essentially retarded, but I was completely out of ideas. *Way* out of ideas.

Any help appreciated,

gregm
 
  


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