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Old 08-21-2003, 10:28 PM   #1
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sending email


When I try to send email from one of my local machines to another local machine, I get my email returned informing me that "Domain of sender address me@domain.org does not exist", but I can ping it just fine since domain.org is in my hosts file.

Is this a sendmail configuration issue ?
 
Old 08-21-2003, 11:44 PM   #2
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it is, but I am no expert on sendmail (basic config only) the problem is eather in sendmail killing the domain as it is after all unrecognised by sendmail, you can change that but it is not recommended, there are other ways I am not familiar with.. also do you have dns set up?
 
Old 08-22-2003, 08:16 AM   #3
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Thanks for replying

I'm using my ISP's domain name server, since this is just a home network of 4 linux pc's behin a rounter (that is my DHCP server).

Should I setup my own DNServer, and manualy configure the PCs to use both my ISP's DNServer and my local DNServer, to fix the sendmail complaining about an unrecognized domain?
 
Old 08-22-2003, 10:52 AM   #4
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ok.. did you configure the router to be domain.org?
 
Old 08-22-2003, 03:42 PM   #5
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yes I did set the router's host name and domain name, in the router's settings.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 06:50 PM   #6
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It took me a few hours but I finally Googled that one out!
Now I can send and receive email on my local network. All I had to do was to rebuild the access database file, even an empty access file seems to be working, although I added my desired hosts to the access file and marked them to be routed:

BTW the DB rebuilding command is:
"makemap hash /etc/mail/access.db < /etc/mail/access"
 
  


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