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Old 07-07-2002, 02:17 PM   #1
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Angry sendmail over simple network


I have two computers set up. one as a linux server the other
as a linux workstation. My problem is with sendmail. when i ping
the computers there is clearly a connection. i edited the file on the server machine. i changed entry below

DAEMON OPTIONS (`Port=smtp, Addr=, Name=MTA)


dnl DAEMON OPTIONS (`Port=smtp, Addr=,

then on the command terminal i entered

m4 /etc/mail/ > /etc/

now i have users A and B on the server. sending mail to each other works fine. but when i try to send mail from user C on the
workstation to user A on the server the email fails to go through
and vice-versa.

Q.1 DO i need to configure sendmail on the workstation.

Q.2. on the server the following files below what information
do they need and will i need to replicate this on the


Any suggestions please before i seek help with a sendmail book
any good one please recommend.

Old 07-08-2002, 11:26 AM   #2
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need to setup local-host-names to your domain
need to have your domain resolvable (/etc/hosts or dns)
then check your log files (/var/log/maillog) to see what sendmail is saying about email
It should be quite easy
try putting computer names into your /etc/hosts like rh1 rh2
and then you can just mail
or b@rh2 ..


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