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Old 10-29-2004, 07:38 AM   #1
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need help configuring sendmail

I am trying to configure sendmail on my Suse9.1
Until now I could not find some clear intructions as of how to do this.
A link to a good how to will be great.

My Problem:
I type: (note the ~/ # is a bash prompt)
~/ # sendmail
Then I get a returned mail notice in my mailbox saying:
From  Fri Oct 29 14:20:43 2004
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 14:20:43 +0200
From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <>
To: <root@scenic.ronsdomain>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/report; report-type=delivery-status;
Subject: Returned mail: see transcript for details
Auto-Submitted: auto-generated (failure)

Part 1:

The original message was received at Fri, 29 Oct 2004 14:20:42 +0200
from localhost []

   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
    (reason: 550 5.1.8 {mx033} Cannot resolve your domain)

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to
>>> MAIL From:<root@scenic.ronsdomain>
<<< 550 5.1.8 {mx033} Cannot resolve your domain
554 5.0.0 Service unavailable

Part 2:
Content-Type: message/delivery-status

Reporting-MTA: dns; scenic.ronsdomain
Received-From-MTA: DNS; localhost
Arrival-Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 14:20:42 +0200

Final-Recipient: RFC822;
Action: failed
Status: 5.1.8
to me, it seems sendmail uses the host name specified by my /etc/hosts - how can I change this (since this host name is only for our LAN) ?

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