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Old 07-10-2012, 12:45 AM   #1
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can we configure postfix in our laptop running linux?


hello all,

I have centos installed in my laptop and i want to play arounf with postfix so is it possible for me to configure postfix there without any valid hostname?

Or is that mandatory?
 
Old 07-10-2012, 01:35 AM   #2
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Hello,

Yes, you can set up Postfix on your laptop to try it out with a configuration for a local domain. The only basic thing a domain does is point to an IP, so you can configure 'whatever' you want on your computer, for example mypostfix.local. Have a look at the Postfix Standard Configuration Examples.

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Old 07-10-2012, 02:27 AM   #3
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then can i give sarah.in in the hostname? i thought we required fully qualified domain name..
 
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Hi,

sarah.in or sarah.local for example are also valid hostnames. Just make sure that you put them in your /etc/hosts file pointing to the correct IP (127.0.0.1 if on the localhost) and make sure that in the /etc/nsswictch.conf file the hosts order lists files first so that your DNS doesn't try to resolve the domain name.
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