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Old 12-16-2005, 06:26 AM   #1
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Postfix Start Error

Hi all,

I've trying to build a Redhat 9 spamfilter server using postfix.

I have been following the instructions at

I have just gotten to the part to start postfix for the first time and it has come back with the following error

postfix: fatal: config variable inet_interfaces: host not found: localhost

I am new to Linux so am at a complete loss to fix the error.

Can anyone help.

Old 12-16-2005, 06:31 AM   #2
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Try looking in /etc/hosts.
It should at least contain the definition of "localhost" as "" as well
as your hostname and it's (external) IP address (if no DHCP is used).
Old 12-20-2005, 11:09 AM   #3
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Thanks for that. It was an obvious one but I'm still learning.



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