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monte 06-09-2003 04:54 PM

RH Sendmail Question
My sendmail takes forever to come up. I think the following is the reason but I don't know how to correct.

Jun 9 17:17:44 ok1 sendmail[1848]: My unqualified host name (bonsai) unknown; sleeping for retry
Jun 9 17:18:44 ok1 sendmail[1848]: unable to qualify my own domain name (bonsai) -- using short name
Jun 9 17:18:45 ok1 sendmail[1848]: alias database /etc/aliases rebuilt by root
Jun 9 17:18:45 ok1 sendmail[1848]: /etc/aliases: 63 aliases, longest 10 bytes, 625 bytes total

monte 06-10-2003 03:06 PM


unSpawn 06-10-2003 04:03 PM

As root, do "hostname -i", that's your IP address, now do "hostname -f", that's your canonical hostname (FQDN). Now open up /etc/hosts and make sure you have a line "<IP> <FQDN> <alias>" and fill it in. Alias in this case is "bonsai".

monte 06-10-2003 04:23 PM

I guess I'm really confused now.
I get back localhost-

Can I not set a host name for this machine and where?
Does it matter that there are two NIC's?

unSpawn 06-10-2003 05:18 PM

Are you connected to any network? Can you check the output from "ifconfig" for each interface that connects to a network other than loopback?

monte 06-10-2003 08:48 PM

This is a picture of my network (or at least what I hope it to be)-->

ifconfig show both nics configured.

monte 06-15-2003 07:24 AM

Any help here? My host name is not a qualified domain name, just the name of my Linux box.

unSpawn 06-15-2003 10:33 AM

Ok, so your Cayman hands out DHCP leases, right?
Just checking your connectivity: are you able to ping, traceroute and resolve addresses outside the LAN, like Any box inside the LAN? If you do "netstat -an | grep sendmail" does the address say "" (default RH Sendmail config to only listen on the loopback)?

monte 06-15-2003 12:17 PM

I think I found the answer to my question in this thread:

But to answer your question, no the cayman is bridged to just act like a modem and hub. I'm getting DHCP leases from the Linux box.

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