no matter what I ping it resolves to the localhosts's IP....
hostname = mail
IP = 192.168.1.199
me = newbie
I have a mail server with some issues, and I think that all the issues may be stemmed from one problem. As mentioned above, the hostname is "MAIL" and the IP is 192.168.1.199. No matter what I PING, it will resolve to 192.168.1.199
root@mail:/etc# ping fart
PING fart.emailacs.com (192.168.1.199) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from mail.emailacs.com (192.168.1.199): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.013 ms
I am using external DNS (put your guns down please), I hear that is a bad thing. I know that I can configure the mail server to also be it's own DNS, and I am on the way to learn how to do that, but in the mean-time, I would like it to not resolve anything to it's own IP, as I am getting a lot of emails from the sendmail program telling me what an a$$ I am.
Any help would make the world a better place. TIA
p.s. the only thing in /etc/hosts is:
Last edited by aubrey-calm2; 08-29-2006 at 11:15 PM.